Mrs C Dunn - Interim Head of Geography
Miss E Loach - Acting Head of Department
Mrs S Toyne - Head of Social Studies
Mr B Pearce - Deputy Principal - Geography
Mr G Dunn
Mrs S Austin - Geography
Mrs A Cook-Jones - History
Mr D Green - Humanities (Geography)
Miss L Hankin - History
Ms M Kolankowski - History/Geography
Miss R Tait - History
At the Skegness Academy, Humanities incorporates Geography, History and Social Studies (Religious Education, PSHE and Citizenship). We aim to broaden the knowledge and understanding our students have of other countries, cultures and peoples. Humanities lessons help students develop the skills and qualities necessary for them to function as valuable members of a modern, globalised society.
We make use of topical local, national and international events so that students can better relate to our subjects. Through enquiry, extended writing and role-play tasks, Humanities helps students to develop and improve both their verbal and written communication skills.
Working both individually and as part of a group, students have opportunities to think and act creatively and are encouraged to reflect on their successes and areas for further development.
All students study Geography, History and Social Studies at Key Stage3.
Their studies will allow them to understand the world in which they live and to identify how human activity interacts with the environment to shape the future. Students will develop knowledge through the study of local, national and international topical case-studies.
Students will develop and understanding of time and chronology and concepts like cause and consequence as well as grow in their understanding of the methods and approaches of historians through a study of British history ranging from the Dark Ages to the late 20th Century and a focus on the USA in the inter-war years as well as a local study of Lincolnshire at war.
In Religious Education, students develop an appreciation and understanding of the major world faiths which have shaped the world and increasingly the society around us. Students are encouraged to give their own point of view on the topics taught and develop the values of 'mutual respect' and 'tolerance of those with other faiths and beliefs' when considering different points of view.
Moreover, students will learn about keeping themselves safe from harm in both the cyber world and physical world. They will develop skills and attributes to become active citizens in today's ever changing world in order to become the next leaders of the community and the wider world.