Religious Education (RE)

Subject Leader: Mrs R Gooding

I was recognised for my strong connections with local churches and religious leaders, and was appointed as the leader of RE due to my expertise and commitment.

I personally oversee the management of after-school RE clubs, providing students with engaging and interactive experiences that enhance their knowledge and appreciation of various religious traditions.

Understanding the importance of collective worship, I proactively collaborate with local church leaders to organise meaningful and inclusive collective worship sessions. In addition to this, I promote cultural awareness among the teaching staff by organising teachers’ assemblies to celebrate religious festivals.

I use monitoring data to measure and identify any gaps in diversity, such as in the representation of Islam, and takes initiative to address them. I commission expert speakers to work with pupils, providing them with the necessary knowledge and cultural capital to excel in RE.

Intent

RE – Intent Policies & DocumentsDownload
Religious Education Long-Term PlanDownload
Progression in Religious EducationDownload
Religious Education in English Schools Non-Statutory GuidanceDownload

Our RE curriculum explores big questions about life in order to find out what people believe and what difference this makes to how they live. In lessons, pupils are supported to make sense of religion and world views, reflecting on their own ideas, and ways of living. By exploring aspects of different religions (including worship, beliefs, commitment, leadership and belonging), we aim to instil values in our children, so they show respect and care for the diverse and ever-changing world around them. We aim to provide lessons full of discussion, opportunities to visit religious buildings and experience talks from visitors with a depth of knowledge. We recognise that teaching RE is a necessary part of a broad and balanced curriculum.

We aim to offer children a broad RE curriculum which provides opportunities for children to acquire and develop their knowledge and understanding of Christianity and the other principal key religions in the local community and the UK: Hinduism, Islam, Sikhism, Judaism and Buddhism. This knowledge will help children to develop an in-depth understanding of the influence of beliefs, values and traditions on individuals, communities, societies and cultures. Our curriculum encourages empathy for different religious beliefs and values and enables children to develop their own ideas and identities. This will, in time, help them to become well informed human beings who can live together peacefully with others and contribute to a respectful society.

Implementation

Impact

90% of pupils from Reception to Year 6 are working at, or above, the expected standard.

“It is fun going to church. We christened a baby that we called Levi.”  Reception Pupil

“I like having visitors in school for RE. They do different things like cooking, singing and dancing.” Y1 Pupil

“I love doing role play in RE to show how people act out their beliefs.” Y3 Pupil

“I enjoy learning about different religions and other peoples’ way of life.”  Y6 Pupil

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