Social Sciences

The aim of the faculty is to develop an interest in a range of subjects and provide students with knowledge of the contemporary world we live in which will extend beyond their school career
A range of subjects are taught within the faculty: Extended Project, Geography, Health and Social Care, History, Religion and Life, Sociology & Psychology.

Head of Faculty : Mr G Delbourgo

The social sciences faculty at ECS has a shared vision. This informs our endeavors as a department and as teachers. In our department, every child matters; every person’s opinion counts and is valued. We take pleasure in sharing our world experiences by bringing social sciences to life and making it relevant to every one of us.

The faculty staff aim to:

  • Foster and nurture a spirit of enquiry and continuous improvement
  • Draw on a rich variety of experience and views to support a GROWTH mindset to the teaching and learning experience.
  • Enable and facilitate students to make rapid progress by embedding challenge into lessons that are engaging, contemporary and meet individuals’ learning needs.
  • Inspire students to follow a social sciences path in further education.

For students, we seek to engender

  • Tolerance and respect of others cultures, behaviours and beliefs.
  • Knowledge and understanding of their ever changing planet and its population.
  • An understanding of how the past has shaped present relationships and development in the modern world
  • Lasting awareness of the changing world
  • Sensitivity and empathy towards others
  • Independent, and critical, thinking
  • A sense of wonder and enquiry
  • The development of skills (literacy, numeracy, geographical, cartographic, etc.)
  • A culture of risk-taking through an acceptance that making mistakes is part of the learning process
  • High expectations, self-discipline and meta-learning
  • Self-reliance and independence

Students are encouraged to reflect on:

  • Personal, social, religious and health issues
  • The importance of British values and their role within a multi-cultural society
  • Moral and ethical issues
  • How our actions have consequences on others and the surrounding world

Mr. Gerry Delbourgo Head of Social Sciences Faculty / Head of Geography (Cambridge)

Mr. Sam Bartlett Teacher of Geography (Bury

Mrs. Kirsty Das  Senior Progress Lead / Teacher of Geography (Cambridge)

Ms. Dea Riznar Teacher of Geography (Bury)

Miss Reka Vadkerti Teacher of Geography (Bury)

Miss Rhiannon Mayon-White Teacher of Geography Cambridge

Mrs. Sheila O’Neill (Head of History)

Mr. Aaron Azahar KS3 history Coordinator

Mr. John Kier (Teacher of history)

Mr. Jamie Alford (Teacher of history)

Mr.Justin Clark (Teacher of history)

Ms. Maria Fawcett (Teacher of history)

Miss. Yashmin Bibi (KS3 Religion & Life Co-ordinator/ EPQ/ Sociology)

Mr.David Bucho (Assistant Head/R&L/Sociology/Psychology)

Mrs. Elizabeth Dominic (R&L)

Miss. Zeynep Fidan (DHoF/R&L/HSC/Sociology/Psychology)

Mr. Paul Maloney (Assistant Head/ Teacher of R&L (also teaches PE)

Miss. Leah  Muir-Walters (R&L/ Sociology)

Miss Mahrose Saeed (Teacher of R&L/ Sociology)

Miss. Kerry Steers KS5 Co- ordinator/ R&L/ HSC/Sociology

Mr.James Taylor KS4 Co-ordinator/ R&L/Psychology /HSC