RE Leads: Miss J Swindells & Mrs C Ellison (Strategic Lead)
At Whitby Heath, we believe that RE should be a subject where children are able to learn about religions to help them reflect to develop their personal worldview is, as well as gaining and understanding of others believe, fostering respect and appreciation. We follow the Cheshire West and Chester agreed syllabus, which focuses on children discovering RE in a hands on and enquiry based way.
Our vision for Religious Education (RE) at our school is for all children, including those with SEND, to develop an understanding of the place that religion plays in people’s lives, our community and how it has influenced the world we live in. We strive to foster the British Values in our children through our RE teaching, by allowing them to explore, respect, appreciate and discover different religions and world views. Our aim is to ignite a curiosity to learn about religion that will help children understand, respect and appreciate different religions and world views that could differ from their own. The teaching of Religious Education will provide children with a safe space to reflect on their own religious, spiritual and philosophical convictions, which will help them to develop their own personal world view. This will allow children to appreciate and value what it means to be a positive member of a diverse and multicultural community.
- To ensure that all children, including those with SEND, are able to develop their RE skills, by gaining an understanding of different world views and developing their vocabulary.
- To allow children to gain a greater understanding of RE in society, our community and to themselves.
- To encourage children to become respectful members in an ever-changing and diverse world.
- To ensure that a progressive RE curriculum is delivered across the whole school, throughout the academic year from Years 1-6.
- To ensure that all learners can access the curriculum, tasks are differentiated to suit the needs of the children.
- To promote educational visits and immersion events within RE curriculum.
- To continue to embed and review assessment practices that will provide a more accurate reflection of how pupils’, groups and cohorts are performing in RE.
RE Policy under review for 2023