Social Subjects

Team Aims

Working in line with and supporting the wider aims of Balfron High School the Social Subjects Team aims to provide all pupils with an experience that is:

  • Challenging;
  • Enjoyable;
  • Inclusive;
  • Varied;
  • Motivational; and
  • Educational.

It will also:

  • Seek to instil a passion and enthusiasm for all the social subjects and the wider world in all pupils;
  • Allow pupils to develop their understanding of the world by learning about other people and their values, in different times, places and circumstances;
  • Develop pupils’ understanding of their environment and of how it has been shaped;
  • Broaden pupils’ experiences using Scottish, British, European and wider contexts for learning, while maintaining a focus on the historical, social, geographic, economic and political changes that have shaped Scotland;
  • Allow pupils to learn about human achievements and about how to make sense of changes in society, of conflicts and of environmental issues;
  • Assist pupils in developing their critical thinking skills and reflective capabilities;
  • Give pupils the greater understanding required to influence events by exercising informed and responsible citizenship; and
  • Give pupils choice, responsibility and the opportunity to form independent opinions.

In line with the School aims and Curriculum for Excellence the Team wants to develop pupils who are:

Team Members

Mr G MacKay – Principal Teacher of Social Subjects

Mrs H Ellis- Teacher of Geography and Modern Studies

Mrs K Reid – Teacher of Modern Studies

Mrs E Slavin – Teacher of History, Modern Studies and Sociology

Mrs R Youens – Teacher of Geography

Mr S Youens – Teacher of Geography

This year’s new staff:

Miss Dargie – Probation Teacher of History

Miss Moore – Probation Teacher of Geography

Mr Weir – Probation Teacher of History

Fairness Trust Respect Responsibility Honesty

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