Geography is taught throughout the school both as part of the EYFS goals and at Key Stages 1 & 2, and is heavily informed by the National Curriculum. The overall aim of the programme is to inspire pupils with enthusiasm for geography and to empower them as learners.
The underlying principles include a commitment to:
- Stimulate pupils' interest in their surroundings and in the variety of human and physical conditions on the Earth's surface.
- Foster pupils' sense of wonder at the beauty of the world around them.
- Help pupils to develop an informed concern about the quality of the environment and the future of the human habitat; and thereby enhance pupils' sense of responsibility for the care of the Earth and its people.
- International understanding in a more equitable world, a concern for the future welfare of the planet and a recognition that creativity, hope and optimism play a fundamental role on lasting learning.
- Three different dimensions – connecting to the environment, connecting with each other and connecting with ourselves are explored.
- Learning to think geographically will help pupils to make wise decisions as they grow to adulthood