Dear Subject Leader/Teacher/Teaching Assistant,
Welcome to the HEP Primary RE homepage. On this page, you will find a range of up-to-date information to support you if you are the subject leader for RE at your school and/or a classroom teacher or teaching assistant looking for advice and guidance to support your lesson planning.
Please find the latest revision of Widening Horizons, the Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education (RE) in the London Borough of Hounslow.
The locally determined RE syllabus allows RE teaching to reflect the richness and diversity of the local Hounslow community. It provides a statutory framework within which teachers can plan appropriate and exciting units of learning for pupils. Hounslow has continued its practice of drawing on the expertise and experience of teachers in reviewing and enriching this syllabus.
One of the Authority’s important responsibilities is to work with SACRE (Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education) to provide a robust, relevant, and user-friendly RE curriculum for our schools. There is an increasing diversity in the range of cultures, beliefs and backgrounds of those who live, work and worship in our borough as well as in the case of our children and young people who grow and learn together.
The agreed syllabus for religious education in the London Borough of Hounslow 2022-2026 – Widening Horizons
Ofsted has published a series of reviews into different subjects across the curriculum. This review looks at religious education (RE). The review recognises that there is no single way of constructing and teaching a high-quality RE curriculum. However, it does identify some common features and refers to 3 different types of subject-specific knowledge that pupils learn in RE.
Read more here – RE Research Review Series
The review suggests that improvement in RE at both primary and secondary level includes knowing more of these ‘pillars of progression’. This prepares pupils to engage in a complex, multi-religious and multi-secular world.
Ofsted will use this understanding of subject quality to examine how RE is taught in England’s schools where RE falls under Ofsted’s inspection remit.
Read the full document by clicking the link below.
If you have used or know of any good resources to share with other subject leaders or teachers in Hounslow, please email them to Nikola Standing – email@example.com