Synergy Multi-Academy Trust comprises ten Norfolk schools serving children between the ages of 2 and 18. Our schools work collaboratively together to raise standards and provide education of the highest possible standard, offering the best of opportunities for pupils. The Trust was initially established in 2015. We believe that all of our schools have strengths and areas to develop, and that all can improve through sharing expertise and wisdom. The Trust understands that there will be excellent practice in each school, and that every school will be able to contribute to the development of the Trust as a whole.
In terms of purposes and aims, the new programme of study is very similar to the old programme of study.
Enquiring is still included; questioning, interrogating, organising and communicating are still considered important historical skills; and knowledge and understanding are still at the centre of the new curriculum.
The new curriculum stresses the importance of chronological understanding, coherent knowledge and placing the pupils’ growing historical understanding into different contexts.
The historical aims are to: 1. Inspire pupils’ curiosity to know about the past. 2. To equip pupils’ to ask perceptive questions, critically think, weigh evidence, sift arguments and develop perspective and judgement. 3. To help pupils to understand the complexity of peoples lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups.
Through trips to historic locations, museums and visitors coming into school we help bring the past back to life through our teaching of the history curriculum.