The Humanities Learning Area is based on the main school site in a variety of locations. The faculty includes the following disciplines: Geography, History, Religious Studies, Sociology, Psychology, Child Development and British Values.
This diverse curriculum is delivered by eleven dedicated staff, all subject specialists in their own field. We share a belief that the Humanities enrich the lives of all learners by enabling them to make sense of their experience of the world (morally, ethically, intellectually and spiritually). They also develop a capacity to critically reflect on and question relationships between ourselves and ‘others’ in our complex, shifting world (past and present). In addition the Humanities help empower individuals to become participatory citizens by understanding received wisdoms and challenging them from a number of informed perspectives. The subject specialisms within the Humanities utilise high-level transferable skills (research, analysis, critical reflection and communications). Whether a student goes to university or not and whatever their occupation, these skills are crucial to employers in a rapidly changing world.
These are exciting times for the Humanities Learning Area at Oldfield. Academy status frees departments from the restrictions of the National Curriculum and offers the chance to plan an exciting Key Stage 3 curriculum for student in Years 7 to 9. At Key Stage 4 and 5 many students are opting to study Humanities courses and they are some of the most popular options.
Teaching and support staff
|Mr Peacock||Leader of Learning:Humanities and Geography Teacher|
|Mr Allen||Head of History|
|Ms Battell||History Teacher|
|Miss Bird||Head of Religious Studies|
|Mrs Clark||Child Development Teacher|
|Mrs Edmondson||Religious Studies Teacher (maternity leave)|
|Mr Fenwick||Head of Year 10. Head of Social Sciences|
|Mr Fox||Geography Teacher|
|Ms Hollywood||Religious Studies Teacher|
|Miss Houghton||History Teacher|
|Mrs James||Assistant Headteacher. Geography Teacher|
|Mrs S Mills||Assistant Headteacher. History Teacher|
|Mr Russell||History Teacher|
|Miss Sancto||Psychology Teacher|
|Mr Santarpino||Geography Teacher|