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RE Leader Curriculum Support

The new Ofsted Inspection Framework marks a significant shift in focus, shining a much brighter light on non-Core subjects. This can put RE leaders in an uneasy position: in Faith Schools the subject is part of the Core, but it lacks the status of English and maths, and it may now be left behind as schools work to improve their foundation subjects; in non-Faith Schools, RE coordinators must ‘fight for their place at the table’. This three-part on-demand series covers everything an RE coordinator should know.

  • Summarise Ofsted’s new requirements and explain how they affect RE
  • Guide you through the ‘Three Is’ - Intent Implementation and Impact - so you can reflect on your curriculum design
  • Provide dozens of practical and powerful approaches to sustain those high standards you have worked so hard to achieve in RE

About this INSET

2019 marked a big shift in Ofsted focus, but it isn’t a move ‘away from’ the core subjects. There is certainly a stronger emphasis on foundation subjects, but it’s important that high standards are maintained in the Core as well. RE has an uneasy position in all of this: in Faith Schools it is a core subject but it lacks the status of English and maths; it may now be left behind in the drive to improve foundation subjects. In non-Faith Schools it has an ambiguous position on the edge of the National Curriculum.

This three-part series guides RE leaders through the new Framework, and provides them with dozens of practical ideas. 

Part 1 sets out the expectations, inspection guidance, and overarching views of excellent curriculum design. It will cover:

  • OFSTED’s view of curriculum quality;
  • How to articulate your vision and values;
  • How to make your RE curriculum pupil-focused and school-centric;
  • Ways to raise and maintain the profile of RE, and standards within it.

Part 2 looks at how you might implement your vision for RE. It will cover:

  • What it means to lead RE in the new Framework;
  • What to expect from a ‘Deep Dive’;
  • How to share and embed expectations;
  • Assessment and monitoring strategies that enhance pupil outcomes;
  • How to understand and embed cultural capital;
  • How to establish equality of accessibility.

Part 3 looks at ways to judge the impact of your school’s RE curriculum. It will cover:

  • Establishing and evidencing Impact;
  • Creating challenge;
  • Maintaining consistency;
  • Planning for the future, supporting staff, and CPD.



This course is appropriate for primary schools.

  • Heads, deputies and other senior leaders
  • RE coordinators / leaders
  • Governors with curriculum responsibility

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