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Religious Education

Subject Leadership 

Subject Leader: Mrs Adele Bass 



This school aims to provide its pupils with a broad and balanced curriculum set within a caring and supportive Christian community, in which each member of the school is valued and respected.

This policy has been written in accordance with Religious Education in Church of England Schools: A Statement of Entitlement (The Church of England Education Office). This document can be found here.

The aims of Religious Education at Hoddlesden St Paul’s Church of England Primary School are:
→ To enable pupils to know about and 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;

→  To enable pupils to know and understand about other major world religions and world views, their impact on
society, culture and the wider world, enabling pupils to express ideas and insights;

→  To contribute to the development of pupils’ own spiritual/philosophical convictions, exploring and enriching their
own beliefs and values.

→  R.E. prepares children for citizenship in today’s diverse society.

→  It enables them to develop sensitivity to, and respect for others.

→  Quality R.E. breaks down barriers and builds communities.

→  At its best, R.E. offers pupils authentic encounters with living faith communities equipping them with the ability to
hold an informed conversation about religious beliefs and practices. (Blackburn Diocesan Board of Education 2017)


At the end of Key Stage 1, the majority of our pupils are able to:
→Retell religious stories;
→Use religious words to identify features of religious life and practice, suggesting meanings for actions

and symbols;
→Identify different ways in which religion is expressed, noticing similarities in religion; →Begin to ask good questions about their own and others’ experiences;
→Recognise their own values and the values of others.

At the end of Key Stage 2, the majority of our pupils are able to:
→Recognise similarities and differences within and between religions and make links between them; →Describe the impact of religion of people’s lives;
→Use religious vocabulary to describe and show understanding of religious texts, actions and beliefs; →Ask and suggest answers to quality questions about values, meaning, commitments, truth and

→Begin to apply their own ideas to the experiences of others and describe what inspires and

influences them.

RE Curriculum Overview (updated 23/24)

Values Outline

Policy (reviewed Jan 24)

RE Curriculum Impact Video

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Examples of work along with pupil voice

Legal Framworks

Start children off on the way they should go and even when they are old they will not turn from it.
- Proverbs 22:6