At Westminster Academy, we believe our role is to provide our children with opportunities to understand the world on both a local and global scale, to take them beyond their limited experiences and inspire them to develop an interest in the world around them. Teaching will stimulate our children’s curiosity in both the human and physical environments and deepen their understanding of the connections between the two. Through the geography classroom, we will create global citizens who see their value and responsibility to the planet as a whole. By developing an understanding of the people, places and processes, our children will be able to think both critically and creatively about the future of their amazing planet and their role, embedded through cross-curricular links, in sustaining it. They will explore the unbelievable variety in the physical landscape as well as the incredible diversity of its inhabitants. Through this we will guide our children to develop an awareness and tolerance of the world around them.
Our curriculum is aimed at our pupils and begins by equipping them with the geographical skills to understand their immediate world before taking them beyond it and out into the wider one. To celebrate the diversity of our pupils we aim to develop an understanding of their heritage by the study countries closely connected to their family history, allowing them to make the geographical connections between where they have come from and where they are now. At each point we aim to advance our children’s horizons and create geographers who possess the key geographical skills to take them forwards in life. Through taking our teaching outside of the classroom wherever possible, our children will be given experiences that will enable them to become open minded and resilient learners, serving them well as they continue to study geography. In a nutshell our aim at Westminster is to sow the seed of curiosity about our planet, hopefully enabling the children to have the desire to travel and work beyond the boundaries of the city where they live.