History – Subject information

At Westcott Primary, our history vision is to:

  • Give children a long-lasting love and passion for history by providing knowledge, developing understanding of concepts and making links.
  • To inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past and give children a good understanding of chronology.
  • To understand how and why the world, our country, culture and locality have developed over time.
  • To enable children to understand how the past influences the present and why it is relevant to their own lives.

Supporting documents

‘The early years setting is good, and children make good progress.’

Ofsted

‘Pupils have positive attitudes towards learning, and teachers use effective questioning and support.’

Ofsted

‘Pupils demonstrate the school’s values and have a strong understanding of different faiths and cultures.’

Ofsted

‘I like the Westcott Award Assemblies not just for the children’s sake but I like to come in and see them showcase their achievements. Its great to see them looking proud and happy.’

Parent testimonials

‘Vocabulary development is a focus, and teaching is adapted for pupils with SEND.’

Ofsted

‘Leaders in English and mathematics have raised the quality of teaching and achievement.’

Ofsted

‘I like that both my children are supported and happy in school. Its great that I am able to speak with teachers and time is always made for parents.’

Parent testimonials

‘Expert leadership in English and mathematics has improved pupil learning.’

Ofsted

‘PE and sport funding has raised the profile of physical education.’

Ofsted

‘Detailed plans for school improvement are in place and funding is used effectively.’

Ofsted

‘All pupils, including disadvantaged and SEND students, are making improved progress.’

Ofsted

‘The school always provides up to date information about what the children have been doing on Twitter.’

Parent testimonials

‘Safeguarding arrangements are effective, and leaders work with agencies to support families.’

Ofsted

‘Funding for pupils with SEND is used effectively, and the trust provides valuable support.’

Ofsted

‘Parents and carers are supportive of the school, and staff are positive about their work.’

Ofsted

‘Governors provide effective support and challenge to senior leaders.’

Ofsted

‘My child has progressed very well and is always happy when leaving school and ready to start the next day.’

Parent testimonials

‘The wider curriculum provides exciting learning opportunities but needs better sequencing.’

Ofsted

‘Teaching and learning are good, with some areas being exceptionally strong.’

Ofsted

‘It is a well kept school with a calm and positive environment for the children to learn in. Always looking for ways to improve.’

Parent testimonials

‘Pupils enjoy coming to school and have a secure understanding of British values.’

Ofsted

‘The school has improved outcomes, particularly in reading, writing, and mathematics.’

Ofsted

‘The school promotes pupils’ personal development and welfare effectively.’

Ofsted

‘Middle leaders have identified strengths and areas for improvement and have made an immediate impact.’

Ofsted

‘The choice of after school and lunchtime activities is great. The reward assemblies are also a great idea.’

Parent testimonials

‘ Pupils’ behavior is good, with positive attitudes to learning and effective management of behavior.’

Ofsted

‘Westcott is a lovely school. I feel like my children have really progressed whilst being here.’

Parent testimonials

‘Current assessment shows that the majority of Key Stage 2 pupils are meeting expectations.’

Ofsted

‘Pupil support from teaching assistants is of high quality.’

Ofsted

‘Approachability of teachers and support staff is great, I’ve never felt that I’ve been too much trouble when needing to speak to staff.’

Parent testimonials