Understanding Christianity

The new Understanding Christianity resource for Religious Education is going to be the benchmark against which schools will be judged in the next SIAMS framework. It is therefore, our expectation that all Diocesan schools should be providing quality Religious Education that is at least as good as the expectations set out in Understanding Christianity from next year.

This resource will enable pupils to leave school with a coherent understanding of Christian belief and practice. The Understanding Christianity approach gives pupils from 4-14 years the opportunity to explore the significant theological concepts within Christianity as part of developing their wider religious, theological and cultural literacy. A significant aspect of this resource aims to provide support for teachers in developing their own knowledge and understanding of Christian theology, enabling them to teach these topics with confidence.

For more information about upcoming training dates and the Understanding Christianity pilot assessment project, please go to the Learn, Teach, Lead RE website at: http://ltlre.org/projects/understanding-christianity

To access Understanding Christianity resources or find out more about training, please email Ed Pawson.

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