RE provision in Secondary is subject based as part of the Humanities curriculum. Each term students are taught a discrete module from SACRE schemes of work, e.g. Autumn – KS3 students will study ‘People of Courage’ and ‘Covenant’. In addition, the cross-curricular dimensions such as identity, cultural diversity and community cohesion form part of the PHSE curriculum. They reflect the major ideas and challenges that face individuals and society and can provide a focus for work within and between subjects and across the curriculum as a whole. RE also makes a significant contribution to the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of pupils. A theme of the week is introduced to students in assembly and resources are provided for staff to deliver during tutor time. These resources facilitate discussion on a range of topics from a moral, religious and ethical perspective.
Each half term primary hold a ‘RE Topic Day’. The coverage recognises Christianity and associated traditions as well as practises of Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Sikhism. The topic days are delivered across primary and include story telling / facts and information to raise awareness; arts, crafts and practical activities; food preparation and tasting sessions. There is a huge focus on exploring current understanding and promoting questions, anticipating and addressing cultural misunderstandings, intolerances and prejudices. We encourage students to see differences as positive and enriching.