Creating Brilliant Thinkers

Miss Tingling is the subject leader and champion for RELIGIOUS EDUCATION. 



At Cavendish Community Primary School our Religious Education Curriculum explores ’big questions’ that religion, life and world views address. Through an enquiry based approach, pupils consider and find out about what people believe and what difference this makes to how they live their lives. This enables our pupils to make sense of differing religion and world-wide views, whilst reflecting on their own ideas and ways of living. Our curriculum aims to promote critical thinking whilst deepening our children’s understanding and subject specific knowledge around Christian, Muslim, Hinduism, Judaism, Buddism and Sikhi beliefs as well as other secular world wide views including Humanism .

The Religious Education journey at Cavendish is clearly sequenced from EYFS to the end of Key Stage 2 in a way that supports pupils in making progress by building upon prior learning. As a result, our pupils continue to know more and remember more throughout EYFS, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. This enables our pupils to progressively become increasingly articulate, literate and informed about different religions and beliefs. Pupils are actively encouraged to discuss concepts, ask questions and reflect on their own ideas whilst appreciating differing perspectives. This allows for our children to consider and reflect meaningfully on what they have learnt and to create an informed view of religious and non religious views.

Aims linked to Values/Rights

As a Rights Respecting school we understand that Religious Education promotes an understanding of who we are individually and collectively in a plural society. We want to prepare our pupils for active citizenship in a diverse and rapidly changing world whilst promoting cohesion, understanding and respect towards the diverse religious and non religious beliefs, values, traditions and world views within our school community and beyond in a ‘rights respecting’ way.

Promoting our ‘Golden values’ whilst also exploring aspects of British values in relation to other principal religions and non religious beliefs is imperative at Cavendish and Our Religious Education Curriculum makes a significant contribution to the promotion of these whole school values.       

  • Positivity
  • Equality
  • Courage
  • Respect
  • Responsibility
  • Kindness

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The Convention applies to every child without discrimination, whatever their ethnicity, sex, religion, language, abilities or any other status, whatever they think or say, whatever their family background.

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Every child has the right to think and believe what they choose and also to practise their religion, as long as they are not stopping other people from enjoying their rights. Governments must respect the rights and responsibilities of parents to guide their child as they grow up.

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Every child has the right to learn and use the language, customs and religion of their family, whether or not these are shared by the majority of the people in the country where they live.

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At Cavendish, our children learn through an engaging,meaningful and relevant curriculum. We consider that trips, school visitors and experiences  not only enhance but also supplement our Religious Education Curriculum which strives to provide the children with opportunities to build upon and enhance their understanding of differing and diverse religious and world wide views.

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Cavendish Road,
West Didsbury,
Manchester M20 1JG
Mrs Taylor: Headteacher
Miss Evans: Deputy Headteacher & Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs Hookes: Inclusion lead & SENDCO for years 1-4
Mrs Carroll: Inclusion lead & SENDCO for years 5-6
All available via the school email & telephone number