Religious Education plays a vital role at Cheadle Heath Primary in ensuring the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of the children. At Cheadle Heath Primary School we follow the Stockport Local Authority Religious Education scheme that has been agreed by SACRE.
We strive to ensure that our curriculum is relevant to the children in the school and that it reflects their experiences. We aim to challenge children to learn about a range of religious and non-religious worldviews whilst also considering the big questions of life. Religious Education also strongly supports the development of modern British values as we want to ensure that our children go out into the world with the skills to understand the beliefs of others and live in today’s diverse and changing world.
Our study focuses on Christianity, Judaism and Islam. However, we also look at other faiths, especially at times of celebration. Where possible, we encourage first hand experiences such as visiting churches and mosques, as well as inviting visitors into school. Learning also often takes place through the use of religious artefacts, learning through drama, art, music, dance as well as discussion and writing opportunities.
We work alongside Christians in Schools, Bible Encounter Trust and welcome a weekly visiting victor who leads whole school assemblies.