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3. Impact

Our most recent SIAMS inspection into the impact of Religious Education graded us as an outstanding provider of Religious Education.

‘The effectiveness of RE is Excellent Inspired by the school’s vision to nurture people as individuals, the quality of teaching and learning in RE is consistently excellent. Monitoring and assessment of RE is very effective. Assessment is accurate, with standards in RE in line with, and sometimes above, other curriculum subjects. Care is taken to ensure that all pupils are supported in RE and learn according to their abilities. Therefore, all pupils make good progress and flourish academically and spiritually in RE, including the most vulnerable. High expectations for all ensure the more able pupils also thrive and excel in their deep discussions and thoughtful written work.

RE at Shinfield St. Mary’s has a high profile and provides a safe place to critically reflect and meaningfully explore beliefs. The excellent and passionate RE Leader has implemented a highly effective RE syllabus that supports spiritual development and reflects the vision well. ‘  SIAMS 2019

Students leave year 6 with a growing level of fluency in Christian theology and an understanding of some of the key concepts in worldviews and religions. Their attainment is monitored and they begin to take ownership of their ideas on the big questions in life. Through our showcase work, pupils actively demonstrate their knowledge and understanding and share their ideas to inspire others.