The RE Curriculum
Jesus is Immanuel - God with us
At Immanuel and St Andrew, RE is viewed not simply as a learned subject but one that is central to the heart and soul of our school – unmistakably reflecting the values that uphold our Christian community.
During their primary school journey, we aim to empower our children to explore the great questions linked to Christian beliefs, challenge them to explore Jesus’ teachings, as well as learn more about world religions; recognising what it means to be a practising member of a faith.
RE is taught weekly and the scheme of work that we follow is written by Southwark Diocesan Board of Education. The programmes of study have two Attainment Targets, (ATs). AT1 teaches the children about religious stories, customs, festivals, and events. AT2 teaches the children how RE affects their lives personally, encouraging them to think reflectively.
Wholeheartedly, we want our children to serve their neighbours and be active citizens within the wider community, promoting tolerance and respect.
Each term, children will have the opportunity to engage with the Big Questions in that topic, immerse themselves in Collective Worship and reflect upon the Christian values that we, in Immanuel and St Andrew, endeavour to uphold.
At Immanuel & St Andrew we firmly believe that a stimulating classroom environment supports children’s love of learning. There is a Faith and Values display in each classroom as well as high quality displays around the school. These displays reflect the learning from the curriculum and are celebrated with the same weight as English and Maths.
Inclusion and the Right of Parental Withdrawal
Parents have the right to withdraw their children from religious education and collective worship as identified in the Education Act 1944 and in subsequent legislations. Immanuel & St Andrew is a Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School where Christian values and principles underpin the whole curriculum. In order to preserve the distinctiveness of this church school community, we encourage everyone to be involved in the religious education and collective worship. Parents who have concerns about this should discuss them with the Chair of Governors and the Headteacher before their children are admitted to the school.