Religious Education

Subject leaders: Kerry Bowie

Link governor: June Middleton

Here at The Arches, we are introducing our new RE syllabus that is in line with the agreed Cheshire West syllabus.

Collective worship is carried out weekly via regular assemblies that are supported by our local church and Reverend Tina. 


Our RE curriculum is designed to meet the content requirements of the agreed syllabus outlined by Cheshire West. At The Arches, we believe it is vital for all children to learn from and about religion so that they can understand the world around them. We encourage discussions and questions about religion to help children reflect on their own beliefs and values. We would like pupils to know how Religious Education promotes discernment and enables children to combat prejudice, preparing them for adult life, employment and life-long learning. Our Religious Education is enhanced further with visits to places of worship within our community.


Within classes, teachers have individual folders for each child to record work and evaluate learning with assessment outcomes. We encourage challenging questions and debates to help evaluate assessments. In Key Sage One, we currently learn about Christianity and Judaism and are now introducing Islam also. Christianity, Sikhism, Hinduism, Islam and Judaism are taught in Key Stage Two. We are also introducing Humanism as a non-religious world view in Year 6. We also teach other views through SMSC (social, moral, spiritual and community) and The No-Outsiders project.


Our Religious Education curriculum is well thought out and is planned to demonstrate progression. If children are keeping up with the curriculum, they are making good progress or better progress. In addition, we measure the impact of our curriculum through pupil voice interview and work assessed against planned outcomes.

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The Arches Community Primary School

Saughall Road, Blacon, Chester CH1 5EZ

Nicky Johnson or Sue Wilkins: SEN Contact

Michelle Ashfield: Headteacher

01244 667660

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