Curriculum

On this page we share some of the latest curriculum developments and conversations.

An ambitious religion and worldviews curriculum for all

Dr Kathryn Wright, Chief Executive of Culham St Gabriel’s outlines her views on developing curricula in the light of moves towards a religion and worldviews paradigm and the focus on three types of knowledge. This text (available to download below) was originally given as a virtual keynote contribution to two NATRE regional events in Summer 2021. The PowerPoint is also available to download below.

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Ambitious Curriculum - PowerPoint Slides

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Big Ideas Curriculum for Key Stage 4

A fully planned and resourced curriculum covers Islam and Christianity at GCSE. It supports the Beliefs and Practices questions (Paper 1). The complete resource is available here.

RE in a broad and balanced curriculum: A practical tool

This resource supports schools to consider the intent of their school curriculum and the place of RE within this. It takes a multi-disciplinary approach. Available here.

Ofsted Framework (2019) and Subject Research Review (2021)

Significant changes took place in the way schools are inspected in 2019. Details of this can be found in Ofsted’s 2019 School Inspection Handbook (Ofsted, May 2019, No. 190017).

All subjects are required to think about the purpose of learning, or the intent of the curriculum. In considering the criteria and what it will mean for RE in your school, this would be an excellent opportunity to discuss with your team about the purpose of RE.

Inspectors will consider how well teachers and students can explain why they are studying RE.

The Framework is available here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/education-inspection-framework/education-inspection-framework

The Ofsted Research Review: religious education published in May 2021, sets out:

  • The national context in relation to RE
  • A review of research into factors that can affect the quality of education in RE
  • Curriculum progression in RE, pedagogy, assessment and the impact of school leaders’ decisions on provision.

The review is available here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/research-review-series-religious-education