At Wimboldsley we believe that it is important for our children to learn from and about different religions to acquire and develop their knowledge and deepen their understanding of the world around them.
I have been the RE subject lead for over 15 years having a curiosity to learn about different religions and cultures. I taught Sunday school at my local Church for over 10 years with training in delivering lessons about Christianity to children from early years to high school. My love of languages and travelling has inspired me to learn more about religions across the world. I have travelled to India where I met Sikhs and Hindu’s to Manchester, where I visited the Synagogue to learn more about the Jewish religion. Most recently I have been updating my knowledge on Humanism through reading and on line courses. I continue to keep up to date with developments in the teaching of religious education having completed modules for the RE Teach qualification and Understanding Christianity. I am a member of the National Association of Teachers of Religious Education and also regularly meet with Teachers from local Primary and Secondary schools at the Pathways RE Hub.
We have good links with Middlewich Church and their School youth leader regularly visits for assemblies and also curriculum work in classes. We join other local schools annually as part of the Folk and Boat Festival to display artwork with a religious theme. We understand the importance of collective worship and British Values and meet regularly as a whole school and in key stages for assemblies. We arrange visitors from other religions such as Islam to visit school to share their faith with workshops and assemblies.
We follow the Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education developed by Cheshire West and Chester Local Authority. Each unit shows the progression of skills across the year groups through the different religions.