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Religious Education

"Religions are different roads converging to the same point. What does it matter that we take different roads as long as we reach the same goal? In reality, there are as many different religions as there are individuals."

- Gandhi -

What is the purpose of RE? (Intent)

We have designed our Religious Education curriculum so that our learners:

  • Develop knowledge and understanding of a range of religions and worldviews.
  • Become religiously literate, meaning they will be able to hold balanced and informed conversations about these different religions and world views.
  • Are inspired through learning about religions, empowering them to pose questions confidently, articulatory with empathy and respect.
  • Develop confidence and identity so that they are more self-aware and independent; including a sense of morality, tolerance and understanding of other beliefs alongside the British Values
  • Become free thinking, critical participants of public discourse, who can make academically informed judgements about important matters of religion and belief.
  • Acquire and promote similarities and differences between faiths, beliefs and lifestyles in order to shape provide opportunities for them to formulate their own decisions
  • Are able to make sense of religion and worldviews around them and begin to understand the complex world in which they live. 


How do we teach RE? (Implementation)

Our Religious Education curriculum is taught:

  • Following the Norfolk Agreed Syllabus 2019 and fulfils the Church of England Statement of Entitlement for RE (February 2019)
  • Through three disciplinary lenses: theology: thinking through believing, philosophy: thinking through thinking and Human/social sciences: thinking through living
  • Through an enquiry-based approach to their learning, This includes five stages: engage, enquire, explore, evaluate and express.
  • Ensuring that pupils build upon prior knowledge and understanding as they progress through our school. We ensure coverage of all major world religions, with a particular focus on Christianity.
  • Using a range of teaching methods, including discussions, debates, group work, and the use of multimedia resources.


What is the impact of RE on our pupils? (Impact)

  • The impact of the Religious Education curriculum at All Saints’ Primary can be seen through:
  • Our pupils develop a deep and secure knowledge and understanding of Christianity and other major world religions.
  • They make excellent progress, achieving high standards in their written work, discussions, and reflections in RE.
  • Pupils demonstrate the ability to articulate their beliefs, show respect for other faiths, and engage in mature and meaningful conversations about spiritual, moral, and ethical issues.
  • Learners develop respect, empathy, and tolerance for others, fostering a spirit of inclusivity and community cohesion.
  • Pupils demonstrate an understanding of the commonalities and differences between different faiths, which helps them become effective and respectful global citizens in our interconnected world.


RE Subject Lead: Miss Gorton


RE at All Saints’ Primary School provides children with the opportunity to engage with deep and meaningful questions, which help them to explore the world around them. They have the opportunity to debate and discuss key issues and build skills which will help them in all areas of the curriculum.


Around 85% of the world’s population identify with a religion and Christianity is followed by an estimated 2.38 billion people worldwide. These statistics show how important it is for children to build their understanding of different religions so they can understand the world they live in and the history that has helped to shape their lives. RE helps children to respect others and gain a broader understanding of the diverse range of views and beliefs they may encounter in their lives. This knowledge and understanding contributes to and helps to build a more cohesive community and is a vital part of ensuring our children are prepared for an ever-changing world.

Subject Champion Quotes

SIAMS Report 2023

RE Progression Map