Subject Leader Profile

Rachel Welsh

My name is Mrs. Welsh and I have been teaching at Roe Lee Park for three years now. The thrill and excitement that children bring to the classroom every day drives my passion to help them achieve their hopes and aspirations.

Watching children’s reactions to finding out about the world, travelling to new places in person or virtually through books, maps, atlases or the internet is such a rewarding experience. A good knowledge of their place within that world is essential.

People and places and the way they interact are so important in shaping the future. A future that our children will be responsible for. I want geography to be exciting, hands-on and inspiring, bringing the world and its people to life for every child.

Geography at Roe Lee

At Roe Lee Park, we believe that geography should provide a means of exploring, appreciating and understanding the world in which we live and how it has evolved. Geography offers the opportunity to explore the relationship between the Earth and its people and should stimulate curiosity and imagination building upon the child’s ‘personal geography’ by developing geographical skills, understanding and knowledge through studying places and themes. High quality geography encourages children to learn through experience particularly through fieldwork and practical experience.

At Roe Lee Park, we want to encourage children’s natural curiosity about the place in which they live and the wider world and to help them to realise that their actions will have an impact on that world whether negative or positive. We want children to have an interest in and understanding of global and local environmental issues which will affect their lives.

Opportunities will be made to develop our cross curricular themes of:

  • Enquiry
  • Vocabulary development
  • The local area
  • Cultural diversity


Our intention is to provide quality in the teaching and learning of geography using a broad and balanced curriculum with a clear progression of skills and knowledge acquisition, a wide range of opportunities to demonstrate these skills and the confidence to communicate their understanding and findings.
We aim:

  • to inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives
    to equip pupils with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments,
  • to develop a growing knowledge about the world
  • to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments
  • to acquire geographical knowledge, understanding and skills using fieldwork, maps (digital and physical), atlases, globes, photographs, books and ICT
  • to enable children to learn and explain how the Earth’s features are shaped, interconnected and change over time.