What we do at Horton

As Church of England schools, we are passionate about the teaching of Religious Education and value its place highly in our curriculum provision. We have worked together with our advisor from the Lichfield Diocese, to create our long term plans. They include units from Understanding Christianity and the Staffordshire Locally Agreed Syllabus. Our teaching is heavily focussed on Christianity but we are committed to teaching our children about other religions and world views to enable them to flourish in our diverse multicultural society.

We believe that a high-quality sequential religious education
(RE) programme is essential. We teach a full curriculum that prepares pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life in modern Britain. Central to religious education in Church schools is the study of Christianity as a living and diverse faith, focused on the teaching of Jesus and the Church. There is a clear expectation that as inclusive communities, church schools provide sequenced learning about a range of religions and worldviews,  fostering respect for others.

At Horton St Michael’s  the children and their families can expect a religious education curriculum that is rich and varied, enabling learners to acquire a thorough knowledge and understanding of the Christian faith: for example through the Understanding Christianity resource. We provide a wide range of opportunities for learners to understand and to make links between the beliefs, practices and value systems of the range of faiths and world views studied.  We use an enquiry based approach that engages with, for example biblical text, and helps develop religious and theological literacy. Links with the Christian values of the school and spiritual, moral, social and cultural development are intrinsic to the RE curriculum and have a significant impact on learners.

To view our RE planning, please click here

Religious Education in Church Schools A Statement of Entitlement

To view our RE knowledge mats and key knowledge please look at our planning documents under the curriculum tab.