Mr. Jonathan Brown
Head of KS3 Geography

Mr. Eddie Tonks
Head of KS4 Geography



“The study of geography is about more than just memorizing places on a map. It’s about understanding the complexity of our world, appreciating the diversity of cultures that exist across continents. And in the end, it’s about using all that knowledge to help bridge divides and bring people together.”Barack Obama

Geographers at Hadley Learning Community will have an appreciation for the world they live in and a deep understanding of how their actions can have an impact on the people and places around them. By the end of KS3, pupils will understand what it is to be a geographer. Pupils will have a curiosity and fascination in finding out about the world and its people. They will have an appreciation of the value of geography in order to deepen their understanding of a range of places. Our pupils will have developed an excellent knowledge of where places are and what they are like. They will have a holistic understanding of the ways in which places are interdependent and interconnected, and how human and physical environments are interrelated.

Pupils will develop a comprehensive understanding of the issues facing a diverse range of places and people, now and in the future. Our pupils will have an extensive core of geographical knowledge and vocabulary, which will be learned and regularly practised so that students are confident and comfortable using academic language in every context that requires it throughout their education and beyond. They will have good spatial awareness, and be able to use a wide range of maps effectively to investigate places routinely. They will be able to carry out complex and increasingly independent geographical enquiry, ask their own relevant questions, make sense of geographical data, think critically about different views, and justify their own view in reaching conclusions.

The foundations laid in KS3 will help them to go on to succeed in KS4. They will have the knowledge and understanding to enable them to apply what they know to both familiar and unfamiliar contexts from the local Hadley area to the Middle East. This will help them to go on to achieve their potential, not just at A Level and in Higher Education but as global citizens living in a dynamic and interdependent world.

HLC students will have a sense of belonging and respect for their world at a range of levels. This will inspire them to become positive global citizens and help them to succeed and enjoy their studies.

Key Stage 3 students are given one homework per week relating to the Knowledge Organiser for their current topic. This is available through Show My Homework.

Key Stage 4 students are given one homework per week. We use a range of activities, including GCSE POD activities, Disciplinary Literacy Glossaries and Knowledge Organisers


Meet the Team

Laura Cotterill
Head of Dept.

Jonathan Brown
Geography Teacher

Eddie Tonks
Geography Teacher

Caroline Bedford
Asst. Headteacher

Magda Farley
Asst. Headteacher

Sam Brennan
Geography Teacher

Emma Haughton
Geography Teacher