Having Faith in the Curriculum is the title of a new curriculum guidance document which has been written to support Head Teachers and teachers in Catholic schools to plan effectively for excellent learning and teaching in religious education and stimulating experiences of religious observance for young people in Catholic schools.
The document offers planning advice which will help schools to ensure that the Catholic school curriculum is appropriate to the school’s mission and that religious education is challenging and enjoyable, relevant and coherent, broad, deep and progressive.
It is designed to be relevant to teachers in primary and secondary schools, recognising the need for coherent planning and shared understanding of the issues affecting the provision of religious education in Catholic primary and secondary schools.
The document will be supplemented on the SCES website by:
- exemplar planning tools designed to suggest how teachers can organise learning which is “faith-full” in its delivery of outcomes and experiences in religious education and other curriculum areas.
- case studies featuring secondary school curriculum plans which demonstrate how appropriate structures have been developed to develop religious education within Curriculum for Excellence
- other case studies which illustrate good working practices.
To read more, and to access the document, click here: Curriculum Guidance