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South East Essex Academy Trust (SEEAT)

The Westborough School












At Westborough, we believe Geography is fundamental in enabling children to develop a coherent understanding of the world around them. Being taught location and place knowledge, about the human and physical features of the world, alongside geographical skills and fieldwork, will prepare them to live and thrive in the ever changing world we live in.

During their studies, the children will develop knowledge and understanding of their local area and beyond which will include the United Kingdom, Europe and The Americas.  As they journey through our school, indoor and outdoor learning will enable them to extend their geographical vocabulary and skills.  They will have opportunities to collect, analyse and present data and use maps, atlasses, globes and digital mapping.  With the current and ongoing issues our world is facing, we also educate our children so that they become compassionate citizens that care about our earth.


Geography is taught in topic-based blocks throughout the year. Teachers identify the key knowledge and skills to ensure progression throughout each year group across the school. At the beginning of each topic, children are able to convey what they know already as well as what they would like to find out. This informs the programme of study and also ensures that lessons are relevant and take account the children’s needs and their geographical interests. Every child is supported and challenged to reach their full potential. 

Cross curricular outcomes in geography are specifically planned for, with strong links between geography and literacy lessons identified and utilised allowing children to embed their basic skills. in a real-life context. The local coastal area provides endless opportunities for learning outside of the classroom to achieve the desired outcomes.


The geographical journey of children in our school and the experiences we offer, will engage and inspire pupils to have a love and appreciation of the world we live in. The impact of teaching geography will be seen across the school and will  forge important links between home, school, the local area and the wider world.

By encouraging the enjoyment and engagement in geography, children will develop the skills, knowledge and understanding that will allow them to fulfil their potential. We endeavour to provide guidance and further opportunities to support them in their next steps.

By the time children leave The Westborough School they will:

–   Have an excellent knowledge of where places are and what they are like.

–   Have an excellent understanding of the ways in which places are interdependent and interconnected and how much human and physical environments are interrelated.

–   Have an extensive base of geographical knowledge and vocabulary.

–  Be fluent in complex, geographical enquiry and the ability to apply questioning skills and use effective analytical and presentational techniques.

–  Have the ability to reach clear conclusions and develop a reasoned argument to explain findings.

–  Have significant levels of originality, imagination or creativity as shown in interpretations and representations of the subject matter.

–  Be highly developed and frequently utilised fieldwork and other geographical skills and techniques.

–  Have a passion for and commitment to the subject, and a real sense of curiosity to find out about the world and the people who live there.

–  Have the ability to express well-balanced opinions, rooted in very good knowledge and understanding about current and contemporary issues in society and the environment.

Essential skills coverage.

To be updated.



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