As a Church of England School we consider Religious Education to be a ‘core’ subject, which lies at the very heart of the curriculum and has an important role in reflecting and conveying the distinctively Christian character of the school.
Report of survey of parental views on RE education at St. Mary’s
Overview of method and purpose of survey:
An online survey was undertaken of parents/carers in May/June 2014 asking their views about RE teaching at St. Mary’s. 78 responses were obtained (this represents approximately 25% of families at St. Mary’s). Respondents were fairly evenly spread across year groups, though a slightly lower proportion of respondents were from nursery, reception and Year 6.
The quality of RE teaching is great, and children enjoy their RE lessons. Over 80% of respondents thought the quality of teaching was either outstanding or good, over 82% of respondents either strongly agreed or agreed that their child is making good progress in RE, and almost 75% of respondents stated that their children enjoy their RE lessons ‘a great deal’ or ‘quite or lot’.
We need to tell you more about the work your child does in RE. Half of the respondents felt that the information that they receive about their child’s work in RE was outstanding or good. But a third felt it was only satisfactory, and almost 1 in 10 respondents felt it was inadequate.
You support the aims of our RE policy. The overwhelming majority of respondents (over 80%) felt that each of the six key purposes of our RE teaching were either ‘very important’ or ‘important’.