Lead Teacher: Miss Perry
The intent of Hertford St Andrew Religious Education (RE) curriculum is to engage, inspire and challenge pupils. The curriculum will support children in becoming religiously and theologically literate and equip them with the knowledge and skills to answer challenging questions, explore different religious beliefs, values and traditions and develop a respectful understanding of our multi-cultural society. Pupils will develop an understanding of how RE prepares them to become resilient and respectful adults.
Underpinned by our core values of love, trust, respect, resilience and forgiveness, and building on our bible verse, “Let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds.” Matthew 5:16, we aim for our RE curriculum to contribute to the spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development of our children and staff. Pupils will be afforded opportunities to learn about, and from, religions and worldviews in local, national and global contexts, to challenge, explore and reflect on big questions related to faith. Children will develop a systematic knowledge and understanding of Christianity, principal religions (Islam, Sikhism, Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism), and worldviews, which give life value.
Teachers use the Emmanuel Project resource to inform their planning and delivery of religious education.
Christian Values Education plays an important part of the curriculum at Hertford St Andrew. Each half-term the whole school focuses on a chosen value and time is devoted to explore the value through Collective Worship, Religious Education and PSHE.
Collective Worship at Hertford St Andrew is very much part of our daily school life. It is planned based on our half-termly values and any religious festivals. Collective Worship is child friendly and interactive. It includes Bible readings, songs and hymns, as well as times for reflection and prayer. As a Church of England school, our worship is an integral part of each school day.