At Belmont School our aim is to teach History is an inspiring subject which develops pupils’ knowledge and understanding of Britain and the wider world in the past. When teaching of History we aim to equip the pupils to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement. History is integrated into stimulating class topics, where the children develop a variety of historical skills such asking valid questions, drawing conclusions, understanding historical concepts such as continuity and change, cause and consequence, creating structured accounts and using and understanding methods of historical enquiry. We provide opportunities for children to develop an understanding and appreciation of the great variety and diversity within our society and the world today and also in the past. As a school, we foster close links with local historical organisation such as Sharpes’ Pottery Museum and the Local Mining Association which enable the children to actively investigate and appreciate the rich history of Swadlincote.