IMMANUEL AND ST ANDREW CHURCH OF ENGLAND SCHOOLReligious Education Policy
The aim of Immanuel and St Andrew school is to ensure the aesthetic, moral, physical,social, emotional and spiritual development of each child in a caring atmosphere that recognises and values the Christian foundation and ethos of the school.
At Immanuel and St Andrew school, Religious Education is an integral part of our school life.We are a Voluntary Aided Primary School with a Christian foundation and, as such, Christianityforms the basis of all the teaching in the school and how we treat each other.The aims of this policy are to:
establish a clear and workable framework for the learning and teaching of ReligiousEducation at Immanuel and St Andrew;
show a common purpose amongst staff and pupils, which may be clearly understood byparents, Governors, Southwark Diocese and External Agencies.
Aims of RE subject
High quality Religious Education will develop:
knowledge and understanding of Christianity and other major world religions;
an understanding of what it means to be committed to a religious tradition and toappreciate the cultural differences;
an awareness of spiritual and moral issues in life experiences;
awareness of the fundamental questions of life raised by human experiences and howreligious teaching relates to them;
Learning and Teaching
Religious Education will be taught and learned as a discreet, timetabled subject. However it isnot an isolated area but must be seen in the context of the whole curriculum. We recognisethat all children in our school have differing learning styles, and therefore the teaching ofReligious Education will meet the standards set in our published Learning and Teaching Policywhich aims to ensure that all children will reach their potential.Planning is based upon the Southwark Diocesan Board of Education Scheme of Work. Thescheme provides a continuous and progressive outline for the development of ReligiousEducation through the school from Nursery to Year 6. Within this framework the teaching ofReligious Education is supported by topic themes specified for each year group and ensureseffective coverage of all areas and concepts.It is widely acknowledged that the Spiritual and Moral development of a child is difficult toassess. However, the theoretical / written side of RE is more straightforward. The classteacher will use assessment strategies throughout the topic to ascertain the children’s learningand modify future sessions to ensure progress is made by all. At the end of each topic, thechildren will assess what they have learned both for themselves and for the class.In addition, the class teacher will also note any children who have either exceeded or fallen
Immanuel & St Andrew School Religious Education Policy