Intent

Religious Education is provided in the school within the framework of the York Diocesan Agreed Syllabus. Please click here for the Church of England’s National Statement of Entitlement (February 2019) which gives additional information for parents/carers regarding the entitlement, curriculum statement, curriculum balance and time, staff expertise and knowledge, and support.

“Religious education in a Church school should enable every child to flourish and to live life in all its fullness. (John 10:10). It will help educate for dignity and respect encouraging all to live well together.”

Our RE curriculum links closely with our school vision and aims and is laying the foundations for pupils to flourish and ‘live life in all its fullness’ (John 10:10).

In RE, we contribute to the school vision by:

  • igniting pupils with a passion for learning and a curiosity to foster life-long learning which will continue beyond our school
  • enabling pupils to develop their confidence, be determined, persevere and show resilience
  • creating opportunities for pupils to develop wisdom, knowledge and skills which they can demonstrate across local and global communities. This links to pupils’ cultural capital to succeed in life and the Church of England’s character education
  • encouraging children to show dignity and respect towards the beliefs of others and the environment
  • having the Christian Values at the heart of our learning
  • involving parents/carers in learning

Implementation

Please click here for our R.E. curriculum for Early Years, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.

Our curriculum is implemented in line with our intent. Year groups and teams work together to create an exciting and purposeful curriculum through the learning opportunities for our pupils.

As a core curriculum subject area, there is an expectation that RE is taught for 10% of curriculum time. This is not necessarily each week but includes RE weeks, projects, visits and special days.

Please see our RE policy for further information.