Welcome to Harrop Fold

At Harrop Fold, we are committed to making the difference for all our young people.  Our aim is to produce well-rounded young people who are prepared for our ever-changing world. We do this by focusing on the Personal, Social and Academic aspects of education, which will drive our young people to reach their potential and achieve true excellence.


What will my child’s learning be like in History?

We aim to promote a knowledge-rich curriculum at both KS3 and KS4. We will focus on promoting a love of History and mastery of the subject through a firm focus on deep knowledge of the topics being studied, alongside historical skills such as working with historical evidence and evaluating historical interpretations. Students will also be expected to complete weekly homework which cements their knowledge and understanding of history.

What are we aiming to achieve in the History Department?

The aim of History is to allow our young people to critically evaluate the world in which they live in the present, by learning from the past.  In order to achieve this, the history curriculum will place an emphasis on literacy and the development of vocabulary to allow students the opportunity to engage with academia. Knowledge and skills should be married within history and students will develop an understanding of historical skills, such as making inferences and evaluating interpretations.

For more information please contact Alicia Shanks (Head of History) or Daniel Hargreaves (Head of Humanities)

Alicia Shanks – Head of History and Lead Practitioner for Humanities – Alicia.shanks@salford.gov.uk

Daniel Hargreaves – Head of Humanities and Teacher of History – Daniel.hargreaves@salford.gov.uk

Nick Fox – Teacher of History and PSHE co-ordinator – Nicholas.fox@salford.gov.uk

John Thursfield – Teacher of History – John.thursfield@salford.gov.uk


Please see below our curriculum map 

History Curriculum map



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