At St Joseph’s we follow the National Curriculum programmes of study for history. We aspire to stimulate the children’s interest, curiosity and understanding about the past through our history curriculum. Through history, our pupils see the complexity and diversity of human experience, and understand more about themselves as individuals and members of society. A high quality historical education is an integral part of preparing our children to live and work in the contemporary world, what they learn from history will influence their decisions, personal choices, attitudes and values. History gives us a sense of identity, and a social, political, cultural and economic perspective upon the world in which we live.
At St Joseph’s we strive to educate our pupils in fundamental historical knowledge and skills through a range of contexts and time periods from Ancient Egypt to Bermondsey in the 21st Century and everything in between. We encourage all of our pupils to evaluate historical events, changes and consequences in light of the school’s core Catholic values.