Assessment of Religious Education
Every year, during the early Autumn Term, a Baseline Assessment is carried out with Reception children and with a sample of Nursery children. This assessment is teacher-led and its purpose is to discover the religious knowledge, vocabulary, and experiences children already have when they enter school. To measure progress, the baseline is completed a second time towards the end of the academic year.
Ongoing assessment is carried out by class teachers throughout the school year, in relation to the Diocesan Scheme of Work (see above). The purpose of assessment in R.E. is to measure the progress and attainment of children in two key areas:
1. Knowledge and understanding of religion (engaging with Scripture, Liturgy, and Church Teaching).
2. Learning from Religion (engaging with questions about religion and making links to personal beliefs).