Welcome to Humanities
Mr Craig Gillespie Director of Humanities (Invictus), Curriculum Manager
Ms Maryse Roberts Deputy Curriculum Manager
Mr Matthew Crowe Assistant Curriculum Manager
Mr Jake Flavell Teacher of Geography (maternity leave)
Mrs Rebecca Weaver Teacher of Humanities – History
Miss Laura Houghton Head of Year 9, Humanities Teacher
Ms Tammy Tuohy Head of Year 10, PSHCE Curriculum Lead, Teacher of Humanities
Our history curriculum at Leasowes High school intends to bring pupils into a rich dialogue with the past and with the traditions of historical enquiry. The past and changing accounts of the past have shaped the identities of diverse people, groups and nations. Through history, we want pupils to grow to understand their place in the world and in the long story of human development. The study of history at Leasowes challenges pupils to make sense of the striking similarities and vast differences in human experiences across time and place. Leasowes History will help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. We aim to inspire the curiosity of students to and equip pupils to think critically. Students will develop perspective and their own judgements to come to their own conclusions about the past.
Our Geography curriculum at Leasowes High School intends to give students a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. In order to develop this sense of awe and wonder about the world, students will be equipped with the knowledge and understanding about diverse places, people, resources as well as physical and human processes and environments at local and global scales. We are ambitious and have high aspirations for our students in order to enable them to think, speak and write like a Geographer and have the ability to critically discuss a wide range of human and physical features within their daily lives, whether this be on a train journey from London to Edinburgh or whilst visiting a more distant location. Ultimately, we want students to see the world beyond their own lives within Halesowen and encourage them to explore it, should they choose to.