Our Vision for Religious Education
Our aspiration is that all our academies are beacons of excellence for RE provision. Each academy will receive training and development for the Religious Education Quality Mark (REQM) to either its bronze, silver or gold standard (depending upon from where an academy starts and its current provision). The REQM offers general school improvement delivered through specific aspects of Religious Education.
It is our belief that a well planned and balanced diet of Religious Education can enable the children of Peterhouse to lessen the impact of the social and cultural barriers that they face in their lives by opening their eyes and hearts to the wide variety of views that they will encounter in the world. It will give them the chance to have an informed view of the world around them and enable them to become active participants and peaceful inhabitants of their local communities and beyond. Religious Education also plays a vital role in achieving the Academy vision of meeting the academic and spiritual needs of all.
Our Aims for Religious Education
How do we deliver Religious Education?
Curriculum Design in Religious Education
Our Intended Coverage
The content of our Religious Education curriculum has been devised using the Norfolk Agreed Syllabus (2019). We have ensured that it covers a wide range of religions and world beliefs and enables children to have an informed view of the world.
Each year group has five enquiry questions to tackle over the course of the year. The enquiries progress through the year as well as across the year groups, meaning that the children will be asked to think more deeply and call on more prior knowledge for every enquiry that they tackle.
Assessment in Religious Education
Pupils are assessed in terms of how they are making progress in relation to the theological, philosophical and human/social sciences disciplines within RE. In broad terms the following principles have been applied to each aspect in terms of what it means to become more religiously literate:
- Extending knowledge and understanding from the concrete and familiar to the abstract and complex
- Moving from simple ideas and beliefs/concepts to making connections between them and placing these within a bigger picture or meta-narrative
- Demonstrating increasing layers of interpretation of religion, religions, beliefs and worldviews through engagement with a broadening and increasingly complex range of information
- Showing an increasing ability to critically question and form coherent, logical arguments, including increasing recognition of divergences of opinion about and the controversial nature of religion and belief
- Expressing a broadening understanding of diversity in terms of the nature of religion, religions and worldviews
Examples for each disciplinary field
SAMPLE ONLY - For a full copy of the age related expectations, please speak to the RE Subject Leader, or contact the Diocese of Norwich