History and R.E are key subjects that can teach children valuable and practical life skills, an understanding of the world they live in, and the concepts of diversity and co-operation. Our vision is that children will recognise the crucial link between these three subjects and develop and progress these skills as they move through the school. The children will build on their previous rich learning through exciting and engaging lessons and activities. The Humanities subjects will develop enthusiastic, inquisitive children who love to discover through their love of learning.
Every child must be free to say what they think and to seek and receive all kinds of information, as long as it is within the law.
Every child has the right to think and believe what they want and to practise their religion, as long as they are not stopping other people from enjoying their rights. Governments must respect the rights of parents to give their children information about this right.
Every child has the right to an education. Primary education must be free. Secondary education must be available for every child. Discipline in schools must respect children’s dignity. Richer countries must help poorer countries achieve this.
Education must develop every child’s personality, talents and abilities to the full. It must encourage the child’s respect for human rights, as well as respect for their parents, their own and other cultures, and the environment.
Every child has the right to learn and use the language, customs and religion of their family, regardless of whether these are shared by the majority of the people in the country where they live.