RE at Chandlers Ridge


Religious Education has a significant role for the development of pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. It promotes respect and open-mindedness towards others with different faiths and beliefs and encourages pupils to develop their sense of identity and belonging through self-awareness and reflection. The principle aim of RE is to engage pupils in an enquiry approach where they can develop an understanding and appreciation for the expression of beliefs, cultural practices and influence of principle religions and worldviews in the local, national and wider global community.


To ensure high standards of teaching and learning in RE, we implement a curriculum that is progressive throughout the school. Chandlers Ridge use the Discovery scheme in line with Middlesbrough’s agreed standing advisory council on Religious Education (SACRE)

The teaching of RE will provoke challenging questions about meaning and purpose of life, beliefs in God, Children learn about religions and worldviews in local, national and global contexts. Our teaching enables children to discover, explore and consider different answers and extend their own sense of values and RE promotes their spiritual growth and development.

We encourage children to think about their own views and values in relation to the themes and topics studied in the RE curriculum. The RE curriculum forms an important part of our school’s spiritual, moral and social teaching. It also promotes education for citizenship.

Direct experience comes from organised visits to local places of worship and visits from representatives of local religious groups who come into school and talk to the children.


The curriculum is ambitious and staff ensure high attainment and progress for all children. Teachers ensure that topics begin by re-capping pupil’s prior knowledge of the religion through discussion. Key vocabulary linked to specific religions are imbedded with the expectation that children will use and apply this vocabulary. Teachers plan opportunities for memorable experiences to support and develop knowledge and learning.

End of unit assessment provides information on progress.