Geography – curriculum information

At Ganton School, we strive to increase pupils’ knowledge within Geography to enable them to achieve to their full potential and to be as independent as possible by the time they leave us. Given the complex needs of our learners and the challenges they face on a day-to-day basis, we appreciate that Geography learning may look differently for each pupil.

Our aim is to foster a love for Geography and enrich our pupils learning through carefully designed teaching activities that in order to embed the knowledge needed to explore and enquire about the world. For our sensory explorers this will involve their immediate environments and for those preparing and planning for independence this will entail widening their knowledge about different environments and recognising where they are in the World.

Being a geographer enables pupils to develop their learning across the wider curriculum and lays the foundations for success for their future and employment. The aim is to create confident and independent geographers through a broad, rich and ambitious curriculum.

We recognise the importance of taking a consistent whole school approach in order to ensure all pupils have the same opportunities and are challenged to achieve their maximum potential. At Ganton we have high expectations of all of our pupils and we encourage each and every one to challenge themselves, persistently promoting resilience over reliance in order to create confident, independent young people by the time they leave us for their next destination.

Further information:

‘The curriculum offers a wealth of enrichment activities which are highly valued by
pupils and parents and carers.’…

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‘Leaders have carried out a detailed review of the curriculum pathways for pupils.’…

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‘The school council is
especially active and members are particularly proud of the role they played in improving school meals..’…

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‘Based on the evidence gathered during this short inspection, I am of the opinion that the school continues to go from strength to strength.’…

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‘Pupils spoke
enthusiastically about learning outside of school and their visits to local museums, the Humber Bridge, local cafes and to the cinema.’…

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‘Pupil Premium is targeted to improving pupils’ communication skills through investment in specialist equipment and software.’…

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‘Pupils, including disadvantaged pupils, are making strong progress from their varied starting points in reading, writing and mathematics.’…

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‘Pupils take part in a strong work experience and work-related learning programme.’…

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‘Pupils respect each other, display good manners and work together successfully.’…

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‘Pupils run the school shop and staff cafeteria, enabling them to use their literacy and numeracy skills in a practical setting.’…

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‘Leaders use the pupil premium funding effectively.’…

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‘Pupils rise to the challenges that you set, and their learning is rarely disrupted.’…

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‘Leaders have introduced a new approach to assessment. This enables leaders to check pupils’ progress from their starting points more effectively.’…

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‘Leaders have continued to develop the school’s curriculum since the last inspection.’…

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‘Pupils take part in local and
regional accessible sporting activities.’…

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‘Pupils say that they enjoy their lessons and take great pride in their work.’…

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‘Staff use signing, symbols, photographs and objects of reference to communicate effectively with those pupils who need additional support to ensure that they are fully engaged in their learning.’…

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‘There is a strong emphasis on personalisation of the curriculum, the development of pupils’ communication skills, independence skills and preparation for life after school.’…

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