Welcoming New Staff in Humanities
Time of change
2020 has been a challenging year full of change and in the Humanities Faculty it has been no different. At Christmas 2020 we say goodbye to three talented and highly valued members of the faculty.
Miss Lillington is departing Deer Park for an exciting new opportunity in Birmingham and Mrs Buckley and Miss Ellis are also moving on to pastures new. We thank them for all their dedication over the years and for their outstanding contribution both inside and outside of the classroom.
We are thrilled to announce that we have three excellent new members of staff joining the Humanities Faculty. Firstly, replacing Miss Ellis as our new History teacher, we welcome Ms Clark. Ms Clark joins up having completed her teacher training qualification with the University of Gloucestershire last year and has already been working with the faculty this term teaching History, Religious Philosophy and Global Citizenship. We have been incredibly impressed with her diligence, her willingness to get stuck in, and her ability to adjust to the new way of working.
Secondly, we have two new Geographers to replace Mrs Buckley and Miss Lillington. Miss Lorgat joins us from a school in Gloucester having completed her training last year and brings with her a plethora of skills, such as Arabic and Spanish, in addition to her outstanding Geography practice. Miss Lorgat has also had an opportunity to work with us this term covering staff absence. Additionally, Miss Drummond will also be joining us as a Geography teacher. Miss Drummond qualified last year through the University of Gloucestershire and, having spent her summer working with Gloucester Royal as part of their COVID response team, is excited to continue to demonstrate her excellence in the classroom.
This year in Humanities we have continued to adapt and evolve our curriculum to suit all learners. We have strengthened our modules on the British Empire and the US Civil Rights Movement in History and continuing to update our Geography schemes of learning to reflect current changes and events.
It has been fabulous to see the pupils still producing such outstanding creative work with the Year 7 Medieval Takeaway Homework being a great example of this. All members of the faculty were blown away with the quality of the homework and the commitment shown by all pupils to their learning.
Additionally, we have continued to adapt to the ever-changing way of working delivering live and blended lessons to pupils in Year 7 and Year 11 during periods of self-isolation. It was fantastic that, through the use of modern technology, we were able to involve pupils in lessons and continue to stretch and challenge them to ensure they continued to develop their skills and knowledge.
We look forward to welcoming all three members to the Humanities Faculty and are excited to harness their creativity and energy as we move into the new year.
Year 11 GCSE History Conflict and Tension between East and West 1945-1972 – The Space Race