At St Christopher's we believe that the teaching of Religious Education is vital for enabling individuals to SHINE. RE contributes to our children’s development; further empowering them to become tolerant, understanding citizens, who live out the British Values and who are spiritually, morally, socially and culturally literate. We believe that our children should also be able to display religious and theologically literacy. Our RE curriculum contributes to all of these essential elements of knowledge, concepts and qualities.
Our intent is that our curriculum is ambitious for all pupils. We use the 'Understanding Christianity' resource alongside the 'Discovery RE' scheme. It is coherently planned and sequenced including a balanced mixture of Christianity (50%) and world religions (Hinduism, Islam, Sikhism and Judaism with some Buddhism). Our RE curriculum is successfully adapted, designed and developed for pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities by the teacher as necessary. It is a curriculum that is broad, balanced and inclusive for all pupils.
As a school, we intend that Religious Education will adopt an enquiry- based approach as recommended by Ofsted. We being each unit with a 'Big question' which promotes deep thinking and challenge.