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Edale Rise Primary and Nursery School

Religious Education

Our teaching of Religious Education (RE) follows the guidance given in the latest agreed syllabus for Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire: Religious Education for All 2021-2026

Using this agreed syllabus for Religious Education, we will enable our pupils to discover more about religion as well as other world views as we assist them to apply their learning to a range of topics. Our pupils are encouraged to express ideas and insights into key questions which face all human beings as we travel through life. They will take part in lessons, and could also receive visitors to school sharing a range of religious viewpoints and undertake their own visits to varied places of worship.

Through these experiences they will gain insights and knowledge to help equip them as responsible citizens, ready to contribute positively to our society and the wider world.

The three-fold aims of RE in Nottingham City and the County will ensure that our pupils:

  1. Know and understand a range of religions and world views which will allow them to recognise the diversity which exists in our city and wider society.
  2. Can express ideas and insights about the nature, significance and the impact of religions and world views as they develop their own personal views on a range of issues.
  3. Develop and use skills which will assist them to engage seriously with religions and world views.

By following the agreed syllabus, RE will also contribute to a whole range of school priorities. Study of religious and world views will also promote spiritual, cultural, social and moral development, and will support pupils’ understanding of British Values such as acceptance and respect for others who hold different world views.

If you would like to know more about the agreed syllabus a copy can be made available for you to read in school. Please contact the office/Miss Gallagher for more information.

In addition to the agreed syllabus, we will be holding two dedicated RE days each term. RE days serve to enhance religious education and the spiritual and moral development of children and to strengthen their understanding of cultures and beliefs.

We aim to include members of the school community linked to the faiths that we will explore. Having a focus on the religions represented in the community that we serve, highlights the importance of community cohesion and celebrates diversity in all of its forms.

At this school, RE is a valued and integral part of the curriculum. We teach RE in order to:

  • Develop children’s knowledge, understanding and awareness of the main world religions, their beliefs and practices.
  • Encourage children to appreciate and celebrate diversity Instil in children a sense of respect and sensitivity towards people with different faiths, as befits a school with a wide diversity of culture Provide opportunities for children to explore and experience their own spirituality.
  • Enable children to begin to develop their own set of values through curiosity and awareness of the world.