RE Leads: Miss J Swindells 

In our Religious Education (RE) curriculum at Whitby Heath Primary School, we strive to encourage children to have an interest in others’ differences, as well as teaching them to respect this, to become kind and caring members of society.  

RE is identified as a foundation subject in the National Curriculum. Therefore, we fulfil this by following the Cheshire West and Chester non-statutory unit of work, whereby we can ensure that a progressive RE curriculum is delivered across the whole school. 

Our enquiry based curriculum intends to ensure that all children, including those with SEND, can develop their RE skills. This is achieved through Quality First Teaching, allowing children to understand and learn about different world views. Therefore, our children are developing a broader understanding of different worldviews, whilst simultaneously developing and expanding their vocabulary. Furthermore, we are equipping children with the skills to be respectful, tolerant and understanding members of society and an Understanding of the British Values that we all need to possess.  

The Fundamental British Values were published by the government to ensure that young people are prepared for life in modern Britain. The British Values are democracy, rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect1. RE makes a key contribution with fostering the key values to ensure that we all can live harmoniously in modern Britain.  

As a result, children will gain a greater understanding of RE in society and our community, from their starting points.  


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