Highcliffe St Mark Primary School
History Vision Statement
The more you know about the past, the better prepared you are for the future’ Theodore Roosevelt
At Highcliffe St Mark School, we want all of our children to have a good understanding of the past. How the past shapes our present and how it could influence our future. We want children who are passionate about history and keen to investigate our shared past – making links between ourselves and those who came before us. Through high quality teaching, we look to inspire our young people to ask pertinent questions about past events, thinking about why people acted in the way that they did and exploring the circumstances that led to these actions. The awe, wonder and sheer scope of our global heritage should motivate our children to want to find out more about the past, becoming truly independent learners who use critical thinking and careful examination of the evidence to develop and inform their understanding of the past. Moreover, we want children to understand how people lived, recognising not only the differences but the similarities that make us the inheritors and creators of a shared history.