Religious Education Subject Leader is Mrs Barnes
RE at Holy Trinity CE Primary
Our curriculum intent for RE is that every child will:
- Know about and understand Christianity as a diverse global living faith through exploration of core beliefs
- Gain knowledge and understanding of a range of religions and worldviews appreciating diversity, continuity and change.
- Engage with challenging questions of meaning and purpose raised by human existence and experience.
- Recognise the concept of religion and its continuing influence on Britain’s cultural heritage and the lives of individuals.
- Explore their own religious, spiritual and philosophical ways living, believing and thinking.
Holy Trinity is committed to ensuring all children have full access to a high-quality religious education to meet the statutory requirements for all state funded schools to teach a full curriculum that prepares pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life in modern Britain. Central to religious education in Church schools is the study of Christianity as a living and diverse faith, focusing on the teaching of Jesus Christ and the Church. There is a clear expectation that as inclusive communities, church schools provide sequenced learning about a range of religions and worldviews built on fostering respect for others.
How does RE fit into our School Vision?
To be an inspirational place of learning where:
1. We facilitate opportunities so every child can flourish in a place where they feel safe, happy and confident.
- Ensure trips and visits to places of worship and visitors are planned in every year group to inspire learning
- Offer learning opportunities to enable children to make connections and explore an in-depth curriculum
- Share examples of learning and achievement within the school through displays, photos, work samples as well as celebrating achievements with families on the school website and in the newsletter
2. Staff well-being and professional development is valued and supported in order to fulfil their roles, inspire others and experience personal fulfilment.
- Provide CPD for staff in understanding Christianity and other world religions.
- Ensure resources are available and of a high standard to enable staff to undertake their job effectively and efficiently
3. The school provides facilities that enable an optimum learning environment.
- RE displays are an embedded part of our school environment
- Ensure children’s work is celebrated and shared throughout all available platforms: classrooms, corridors, communal areas in school, through topic books, on the website, in home learning projects etc
- Monthly prayer meetings with Reverend Jon
- Well maintained spiritual garden an area for reflection and prayer.
4. The school plays a central role within our community and enjoys strong links with the church, local companies and other schools.
- Support the local community and charities (Trussell Foodbank).
- Forge links with other RE subject leaders across the local cluster.