R.E - Staffordshire Syllabus
All registered pupils in maintained schools, (including those in reception) up to the age of 19 years, are entitled to receive Religious Education. The Religious Education is required to be taught in accordance with an Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education that is determined locally.
Please see attached the Staffordshire Agreed Syllabus 2016.
At St Chads the aim of Religious Education is to help prepare and equip all pupils for life in today’s increasingly diverse and plural Britain through teaching the children to become religiously literate.
What does it mean to be ‘religiously literate?’
A religiously literate person would have an established and growing knowledge and understanding of beliefs, practices, spiritual insights and secular world views.They wou have developed their own views on issues and would also be open to engaging with the views of others.
The three aims of the Staffordshire Agreed Syllabus are:
Explore, Engage, Reflect
To ensure we cover these three aims Mrs Prime, our RE leader has been working with other local Schools to design and create RE topic front cover sheets to start each unit of RE learning with key questions covering the aims and objectives and with each question getting progressivey more refective.
Key Stage two ‘Reflection books’
To meet the three aims of the Staffordshire syllabus- reflecting, allowing pupils to process their own thoughts, values & beliefs. (deeper questions) Mrs Prime sets Key Stage two half termly deeper thinking questions for the children to think and reflect upon. Examples: Who is responsible for looking after the world? What is the meaning of life? Why is there suffering in the world? Is there life after death? Will the world end one day? Does God exist? Why should we have respect for other religions? Is reincarnation possible? Where do we look for God? How can people try and contact God? Teachers may also create class deeper thinking questions that relate to their RE topic or any current issues happening in the world.
Every year the school take part in Interfaith Week or the Derby Faith trail visiting different places of worship.
Below is the Interfaith Week newsletter with more details.