Philosophy Statement - History

We teach history because we wish to foster a curiosity in and a passion for the past. We enable students to create a sense of purpose and place in order to define the past in the context of the present.

We value an education in history because it allows students to make links between different cultures and across time. The study of history should humanise the narrative, making a connection with the people of the past. This collective sense of history allows students to embrace shared values of democracy, equality, justice, truth, empathy, tolerance and combatting prejudice.

We have a responsibility to expose students to differing interpretations of history that have been shaped by the context and values of the time. Through this we raise awareness of the dangers of ‘single story’ approach to history. Therefore, students are empowered and equipped with the specific, carefully selected  knowledge to challenge and question the past.

Our role is to give structure to the knowledge and understanding of history, to make it memorable for students, to inspire them to build their own history, not only now but in the future.

Contact Details

Jesmond Park Academy
Jesmond Park West
Newcastle Upon Tyne

Tel: +44(0)191 2818486
Fax: +44(0)191 2810381

Use postcode NE7 7HN, the main entrance is on Newton Road

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