SEND - Ambition and Access in RE - Gray's Farm Primary Academy

SEND - Ambition and Access in RE

Ambition – What are we aiming for children with SENs to achieve in this subject? 

Access – What amendments are made to the subject in order to help children with SENs to achieve?

To have high expectations of what an SEN child can understand or explain during a RE lesson. RE is a chance for them to explain their own thoughts and beliefs which isn’t limited to ability. Individual children’s barriers should be considered for the specific support needed however; linking the concrete with the abstract should allow all children to understand other’s beliefs as well as explaining their own.

  • Visual links to keywords / festivals / artefacts for help recalling key parts of a religions beliefs

  • Use of artefacts to help chn to make links with the concepts / belief of a religion

  • Spiral curriculum to allow chn to make links to previous religions that they have learnt about throughout their time at school.

  • Pair chn with more able to encourage conversations when discussing their own opinions or beliefs. 

  • Revisiting the key facts / vocabulary at the start of each lesson.

  • Prompts for discussion lessons with visuals where appropriate 

  • support with being able to share their opinions / beliefs clearly to their their peers