The Humanities Teaching and Learning area enables students to develop an interest in a Geography, History, RS and PSHE to facilitate an understanding of the world around us and our place within it.
St Mary’s recognises that in order for us to act justly we need to grasp an understanding of other people’s environment, stories and cultures. Learning is focused on aspects that show people’s interaction with their environment, in its historical, geographical, cultural, social, moral and spiritual dimensions.
The aim is to develop life-long learners, fostering open-mindedness towards other people, cultures, and a responsibility to the world around us. St Mary’s want to foster a sense of social justice and equality that can teach us empathy alongside critical thinking. This allows us to have a unique place to improve the quality of others’ lives and foster a sense of purpose of place, time and experiences.
Distinctively, Humanities subjects are crucial to the well-being of our society, our national culture and the global population; with an understanding of our environments, climate, religious belief and historical roots where human kind can advance in a sustainable and peaceful manner.
We take our aims from the school bible verse:
“Through God’s love, we are the rich soil where seeds flourish and roots grow” Mark 4: 3-9
Director Of Teaching And Learning: Ms D Davies