R.E and P.H.S.E
RE and PSHE Co-ordinator – Mrs Weston
RE Link Governor – John Taylor
PSHE Link Governor – Jackie Colclough
The Teaching of Religious Education at Ravensmead Primary School
The RE curriculum is determined by the local Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education (SACRE), which is responsible for producing the locally agreed syllabus for RE.
Here at Ravensmead we deliver the Staffordshire suggested program of study. Our curriculum reflects the fact that the religious traditions in Great Britain are in the main Christian, while taking account of the teaching and practices of the other principal religions represented in Great Britain’. Through the teaching of RE and the Staffordshire Published Scheme entitled “Difference and Diversity we recognise diverse religions, cultures and systems of belief in the UK both locally and nationally.
Early Years Foundation Stage
All areas of the curriculum are addressed through the seven areas of learning in the Foundation Stage. This is implemented by planning in a cross curricular approach with visits and visitors planned in to stimulate enquiry skills and love of learning. “Puddles” is a specific EYFS scheme which is used to teach the RE curriculum.
Personal, Social, Health and Economic
PSHE education is linked to the SEAL programme (social, emotional attitudes to learning) and circle time is delivered regularly. This subject is closely aligned with Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural aspects of school and community life and learning. Assemblies will link RE and PSHE and visitors are planned in to deliver assemblies. We have also begun to introduce the Staffordshire Scheme of Work in Key Stage 1 and will introduce this in KS2 in Autumn 2018.
PSHE underpins everything that takes place at Ravensmead as we aim for our children to be “The Best That We Can Be.”
Assessment takes place summatively in these subjects and specifically in RE we follow the guidelines in the Staffordshire RE Syllabus. The assessment of pupils learning during the lesson continues to be vital and staff identify pupils who are exceeding or gifted and talented in order to inform parents.