Subject Leader: Miss Jarman
Intent, Implementation and Impact
Religious Education lessons at Micklehurst All Saints create a culture where asking and responding to deep questions is central to the progress that the children make and is celebrated at every turn. Our curriculum overview has been designed with this in mind and the majority of our units of work begin with a question designed to spark interest and promote deep thinking, examples include: What does it mean to belong to a faith community? and What can we learn from religions about deciding what is right and wrong?
Whilst our RE curriculum is well-planned and structured, it is also responsive and flexible and allows learners to connect their knowledge and understanding with current events. Often children’s questions dictate the direction of a lesson’s input and demonstrate that our pupils feel safe to generate lines of enquiry about religious and non-religious worldviews.
Our learners are actively encouraged to share what they have discovered within school and within the wider community and they are proud of their achievements.
We also endeavour to give our children a wide variety of experiences to develop their understanding of different religions and cultures. Throughout their learning journey, they will welcome visitors from different faiths and visit a number of places of worship, including St. George’s Church, Mossley Methodist Church, Ashton Central Mosque and a Hindu Mandir.
Each time the children learn something about a world religion, an example of their work is added to our working wall, which is in a central position in the school. It’s an ever-changing display and represents the depth of knowledge our children have of different worldviews and the varied and creative ways in which they learn.
Religious Education Quality Mark
We are very proud to have achieved the Religious Education Quality Mark (REQM) at the silver level. The REQM acknowledges and celebrates outstanding RE provision across four strands: learning, teaching, curriculum and leadership.