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Northaw CE Primary School and Nursery

Loving for Today, Learning for Tomorrow, Forever in Faith


“From one man he made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands.”


Acts 17:26

New International Version


At Northaw, we believe the world has never been without God. Teaching develops the security of pupils’ ‘fingertip knowledge’ in order to support historical analysis and argument. Pupils encounter rich stories and contextual details about the past, which make abstract ideas more meaningful. Adaptations for pupils with SEND are carefully considered and take into account the importance of background information in learning. We participate in Black History Month, promoting and celebrating black contributions to British society, and to foster an understanding of black history in general. Key questions generated each lesson are recorded on pink flash cards, placed in the class knowledge jar and used for systematically practising recall. Ofsted’s research review series and subject report series have informed our practice in this area.

Adaptation for Inclusion


We want pupils with SEND to achieve exceptionally well in history, and have constructed a curriculum that is ambitious and designed to give all pupils, particularly disadvantaged pupils and pupils with SEND, the knowledge and cultural capital they need to succeed in life. The curriculum is successfully adapted to meet the needs of pupils with SEND, developing their knowledge, skills and abilities to apply what they know and can do with increasing fluency and independence.

Teachers can also refer to our Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Guidance where classroom difficulties and strategies to support are listed by area of need.