|How do you teach Religious Education?|
R.E. is a core, academic subject and is taught weekly by all classes. All statutory requirements are met. It follows the same principles as learning in all of our subjects. We follow the Herefordshire Agreed Syllabus, use Understanding Christianity and plans are developed based upon this. Planning is carefully thought out and is linked to Blooms Taxonomy and key vocabulary. Progression across each year and between year groups is clear.
We want children who ask questions about life, its meaning, beliefs, identity and values. Our R.E. curriculum development will be a focus of the 2021-22 academic year. Our current planning and a subject termly plan are shown below. Finally, the endpoints we expect children to reach at each phase of their learning can also be viewed below.
|How do teachers develop their subject knowledge and pedagogy in R.E.?|
Professional development opportunities through the Diocesan team are varied and make a difference. Staff INSET about Understanding Christianity has had real impact as staff knowledge of the links, symbols, images and 'big story' has been embedded. As a result of staff training and a whole school approach the quality of teaching in R.E. is good.
C.P.D in Religious Education is ongoing. As a core subject this matters in order for us to give children the best provision and opportunities to learn. Coupled with assessment which has purpose and impacts on future plans we make sure that children are both supported and challenged.