At Underwood West Academy we believe teaching should equip pupils with systematic knowledge and understanding of a range of religions and worldviews, enabling them to develop their own ideas, values, and identities. It should develop in pupils an aptitude for dialogue so that they can participate positively in society with its diverse religions and secular and non-religious worldviews.
Pupils should gain and deploy the skills needed to understand, interpret, and evaluate texts, sources of wisdom and authority and other evidence. They should learn to articulate clearly and coherently their personal beliefs, ideas, values, and experiences while respecting the right of others to differ.
Throughout our RE curriculum from Year 1 – Year 6, there are six threads that underpin the substantive knowledge across the year groups:
- God, the world and self
- Personal belief
- Marking life’s journey
- Religious and non-religious views
At Underwood West each year group follows the Cheshire East Religious Education syllabus working closely with SACRE network and with people in the local community. Some of the curriculum is delivered by specialists from our local community.