RE – Curriculum information

‘Our vision for RE is for all pupils to know about, understand, express ideas and develop insights about a range of religions and worldviews.’

“We like learning about the different holy books and places of worship.” Tiraf – Y6

“We get to find out more about the other children in your class and their beliefs.” Alice – Y3

“We do fun things like learning about festivals and looking at religious artefacts.” Umat – Y2

‘The introduction of a comprehensively sequenced phonics programme is helping children to establish successful early reading skills from the very start of Reception.’…

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‘Teachers ensure that they enrich the curriculum through an extensive range of visits and experiences’…

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‘The harmonious relationships among all groups, from a wide variety of backgrounds, are a strength of the school’…

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‘Pupils feel very safe in school because of the school’s rigorous approach to keeping them safe’…

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‘The range of enrichment activities the school provides is excellent and contributes a great deal to pupils’ learning’…

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‘The excellent relationships between teachers and their pupils ensure lessons are purposeful and enjoyable’…

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‘Parents are overwhelmingly supportive, commenting very positively on the school’s many strong features’…

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‘Relationships between adults and pupils are extremely positive.’…

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‘Teaching and learning are consistently good. As a result most pupils make good progress in reading, writing and mathematics from often significantly below-average starting points’…

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‘Staff morale is high, team spirit is very strong, and all are committed to continued improvement. This helps to explain why the school is continuing to improve’…

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‘The highly successful promotion of pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is at the heart of the school’s work’…

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‘Pupils demonstrate outstanding levels of tolerance and respect for other pupils and adults’…

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‘Leaders help pupils to develop resilience and self-confidence in their learning.’…

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‘Leaders ensure that pupils can develop essential life skills through activities such as learning to dress independently and simple food preparation’…

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‘Pupils are happy and they feel safe.’…

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‘Teachers use
rigorous assessments to make sure that all pupils make good progress.’…

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‘ A well-developed
programme for relationships education helps pupils to understand the importance of tolerance and respect for others.’…

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‘Comprehensive subject plans identify the essential knowledge and vocabulary that pupils need to learn over time.’…

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‘Pupils with highly complex special educational needs receive outstanding levels of support.’…

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‘There is a strong sense of community in this school.’…

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‘Children make a good start in the early years because of good teaching’…

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‘There is a very strong focus on checking on how well different groups of pupils are learning, so that any falling behind can be immediately helped to make better progress’…

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‘Teachers provide opportunities for pupils to share experiences of their cultural beliefs and celebrations.’…

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‘The Clifton ‘Good Citizen’ programme helps pupils to develop the communication and interaction skills they need for
later life.’…

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‘From the earliest stages in Reception, adults skilfully support pupils to explain their mathematical thinking.’…

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‘Leaders have high expectations of behaviour for all pupils.’…

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‘Leaders have embedded a carefully sequenced, knowledge-rich curriculum from the early years through to Year 6.’…

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‘Pupils contribute significantly to the successes of the school through their outstanding behaviour and readiness to learn’…

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‘In religious
education lessons, teachers provide opportunities for pupils to understand and appreciate the different life experiences of their friends.’…

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‘Leaders leave no stone unturned to ensure that the very diverse school population is treated equally and that there is a relentless focus on driving up pupil performance’…

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‘The multi-academy trust has provided teachers with detailed suggestions for how to adapt every aspect of the curriculum.’…

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