‘People without knowledge of their past culture, history and origin, is like a tree without roots’

As History Lead at Parkhill, I have seen first-hand the impact that good quality history education can have on children. We believe in high performance learning for every single child, every child can achieve success; there are no restrictions on learning regardless of their starting point. History at Parkhill has a unique perspective; linked closely with the English curriculum, the two subjects melt together to ensure our learners have the best of both worlds; access to a wide range of texts set in a multitude of time periods coupled with the opportunity to practise historical skills of interpretation, analysing, evaluating and comparing the history of the UK and beyond.

We strive to empower children, making them high performance learners, by fully immersing them in history, ensuring children understand the past and are able to write authentically with their knowledge, as well links with a wide range of subjects across the curriculum. Historical skills enable Years 3 – 6, children to really dig deep into local, national and global history, all the way through the curriculum to equip each child with advanced cognitive skills and the essential values, attitudes and attributes that they will need for lifelong success.

‘The more you know about the past, the better prepared you are for the future’ – Theodore Roosevelt, American President