A high-quality history education will help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. It should inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past. Teaching should equip pupils to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement. History helps pupils to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time.
At Dovedale, we are historians! We want our children to love history and grow up wanting to be archivists, museum curators, archaeologists or research analysts. If our pupils imagine and believe, they will achieve! The history curriculum has been carefully crafted so that our children develop their historical capital. We want our children to remember their history lessons in our school and embrace the historical opportunities they are presented with.