Religious Education lead: Mrs Contardi
Religious Education governor: Rev. Cannon Richard Thorniley
Collective Worship lead: Mrs Price
At Church Lench C E First School we recognise the vital importance of Religious Education (RE) in our increasingly multicultural society.
Our RE curriculum is in line with the Worcestershire Agreed Syllabus supplemented by the Understanding Christianity Resource.
We take an approach which encourages our pupils to enquire, become informed, and reflect on their learning in RE. Children’s growing knowledge of religion - particularly Christianity, adding Judaism, Hinduism and Islam as they get older - is nurtured alongside an exploration of their own responses to life’s big issues.
We recognise that each child needs the space and time to grow in their own identity and spirituality, and our children are encouraged to share their own thoughts and beliefs, whilst respecting those of others. We see our pupils as researchers who can express what they have learned in a wide variety of ways, including drama and role play, music, art, discussion, and written and oral presentations. Our learning is enhanced by trips to local places of worship as well as various faith visitors into school.
The children’s learning in RE is supplemented by our regular collective worship, a values-based programme which also includes an exploration of a wide range of religious festivals throughout the year, as well as opportunities for reflection.