"The school promotes pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development well through the broad and balanced range of subjects taught. Pupils are prepared well for life in modern Britain.” Ofsted 2015

RE at Chad Vale

At Chad Vale we endeavour to create kind, caring and empathetic learners through our teaching of RE. By teaching about different beliefs and faiths we aim to promote healthy discussions and debate in order the deepen children’s understanding of themselves, their peers and the world around them. Through cultural days, visits to places of worship and celebrations; links are made throughout the curriculum to celebrate the diversity within our Chad Vale family and local community.

Our RE Leader is Rachel Haslam.

Religious Education at Chad Vale follows the Birmingham Agreed Syllabus for RE and is designed to promote children's spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.

By teaching the children about Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Sikhism, Judaism and Buddhism through taught sessions and educational visits and by holding a daily act of collective worship, we aim to cover the ’24 moral dispositions’:

  • Developing creativity

  • Being imaginative and explorative

  • Appreciating beauty

  • Expressing joy

  • Being thankful

  • Developing compassion

  • Caring for others, animals and the environment

  • Sharing and being generous

  • Being regardful of suffering

  • Being merciful and forgiving

  • Developing choice

  • Being fair and just

  • Living by rules

  • Being accountable and living with integrity

  • Being temperate, exercising self-discipline and cultivating serene contentment

  • Developing community

  • Being modest and listening to others

  • Cultivating inclusion, identity and belonging

  • Creating unity and harmony

  • Participating and willing to lead

  • Developing commitment

  • Remembering roots

  • Being loyal and steadfast

  • Being hopeful and visionary

  • Being courageous and confident

  • Developing contemplation

  • Being curious and valuing knowledge

  • Being open, honest and truthful

  • Being reflective and self-critical

  • Being silent and attentive to and cultivating a sense for the sacred and transcendence

The learning in RE is supported by many other aspects of life at Chad Vale and is further developed within PSHE, PATHS and Dorothy.com lessons, alongside the family ethos of the school, the ‘Chad Vale Way’, our Behaviour and Achievements Policy and Golden Rules and our commitment to the teaching of equality and diversity through ‘The School Code’ and the 'Educate & Celebrate' materials. 

Each year group at Chad Vale has the opportunity to visit a place of worship, these visits have proven incredibly valuable in increasing depth of knowledge as well as offering ‘hands on’ experience. 

As parents, you have a legal right of withdrawal from parts of the religious education curriculum. If you wish to exercise this right, please speak to the Head Teacher. 

For more information, please visit our School Policies page on the website or speak to Miss Haslam our RE leader.

Chad Vale’s RE ambassadors:

“We enjoy learning about other religions and how different cultures live.” RE ambassadors, 2018.

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