Humanities at Hayesfield prepares students to successfully live in and engage with the world around them. The faculty helps students to travel the world with their studies and make themselves ask questions about these places. Along their journey they learn about how different countries live, how they came to be there and what religions and traditions they are home to. By the end of their travels each pupil has put themselves in the shoes of another citizen around the world and has learnt what it is like to live or have lived in a certain place, period or way. The faculty of Humanities supports students in understanding who they are, where they have come from and what their future could hold.
- Mrs Rachel Sayles (RSA) – Head of Faculty and Philosophy and Beliefs
- Mr Matt Halsall (MAH) – Head of Social Sciences (Sociology and Psychology)
- Mr Mark Weston (MW) – Head of Geography
- Miss Lucia Walker (LWA) – Head of History
- Mrs Suzanne Brown (SBR) – Geography
- Mrs Amy Spurr (ASP) – Psychology (and Director of Achievement)
- Mrs Sophie Franey (SFA) – Psychology (part time)
- Mr Michael Gould (MGO) – Geography
- Mrs Tanya Laurenson (TAL) – Philosophy and Beliefs
- Mr Jamie Notton (JNO) – Geography
- Mrs Mary Patterson (SMP) – Philosophy and Beliefs
- Miss Stephanie Higgs (SHI) – History
- Mr Richard Paterson (RPT) – History
- Miss Catherine Trueman (CLT) – History and Global Perspectives, Assistant Headteacher (Head of Sixth Form)
In Humanities it is so important that students get a sense of the world in which they live. There are Field trips to different parts of the UK to study Geography, Historians travel the world, through visits to temples and Synagogues to gain a real insight to other cultures and religions. Recent residential trips have also included Iceland and Russia. We are very proud of our LEAP provision which provides the opportunity for all our students to experience a wider range of activities, and discussion groups such as our Amnesty International club.
In Humanities students are supported by their teachers inside and outside lessons. Students with SEN will receive additional support according to their needs. Staff use a variety of teaching methods to support different styles of learning. Please see the SEN offer page.
Gifted & Talented Students receive a variety of opportunities to extend their learning including the opportunity to study Global Perspectives at GCSE.
Please see the Gifted & Talented Page for more information.