Religious Education

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION 

Religious Education

Intent

At our schools, we are committed to providing an effective, distinctive, inclusive and exciting Religious Education that is taught in accordance with the Norfolk Agreed syllabus and the Church of England Statement of Entitlement for RE (2019). We meet the needs of all learners, providing a safe environment in which they can develop their sense of identity and belonging through awareness and reflection.

Implement

Through enquiry-led sessions, our RE education explores the 3 disciplines of theology, philosophy and social human sciences inevitably progressing pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. 

The use of high quality resources such as Understanding Christianity provide children with the core knowledge in key Christian concepts and children will understand Christianity as a living faith that influences the lives of people worldwide and as the religion that has most shaped British culture and heritage. Children will look at global Christianity and different denomination of Christianity, understanding what it means to be Anglican.

RE enables pupils to appreciate and explore their own and others beliefs, as well as their impact on society. It helps them to develop a clear understanding of the significance of religion in their own area as well as the world around them. Children are given the confidence and skills to question, debate and discuss varying view points within a philosophical statement.

Impact

RE teaching provides our children with religious literacy, enabling every child to hold a balanced and well-informed conversation about religion and belief. All children will leave school with an understanding of Christianity and of other Global religions as well as non-religious views. Every child will visit a synagogue in KS1 and a mosque in KS2 and be able to articulate similarities and differences between religions and beliefs.

Withdrawal

In accordance with the Education Acts 1996 and 2002 and DfE ‘Religious Education in English Schools: Non-Statutory Guidance 2010’, parents have the right to wholly or partly withdraw their child from Religious Education at school. We encourage parents to discuss any concerns with the Class teacher or Headteacher.

Tacolneston and Morley CE VA Primary Schools Federation

Elizabeth Cooper 2019

Religious-Education Curriculum Statement

Age Related Expectations for RE Teaching and Learning

RE Progression Grid