Subject Leader - Miss Stobart
In Religious Education, children are able to investigate and reflect on some of the most fundamental questions asked by people, engage with different faiths, values and traditions and develop a deep understanding of the beliefs and practices that influence cultures and societies in our community and around the world. We do this through learning about and from a variety of beliefs such as Christianity, Hinduism and Judaism. Children reflect on what it means to have a faith and to develop their own spiritual knowledge and understanding.
The Religious Education curriculum forms an important part of our school’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural teaching. It also promotes education for citizenship and Philosophy for Children (P4C).
The legal position of religious education
We follow the Cheshire East agreed syllabus. Our school curriculum for Religious Education meets the requirements of the 1988 Education Reform Act (ERA). The ERA stipulates that religious education is compulsory for all children, including those of Reception age who are less than five years old. Very rarely parents may want to consider withdrawing their child from all or part of RE or assemblies, in which case please discuss the matter with the Head Teacher.
How is Religious Education unique to High Legh
At High Legh Primary School, we use enquiry-based learning through engaging encounters with beliefs and worldviews. For example, exploring stories through drama, visits from local religious leaders or visits to places of worship and handling religious artifacts. After learning about a belief, children then learn from a belief or religion in a form of reasoned response to answer questions, reflect on their feelings and experiences and express their beliefs as part of the enquiry.