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Religious Education

Coordinator: Miss Thistleton

“The highest education is that which does not merely give us information

but makes our life in harmony with all existence”

-Rabindranath Tagore


‘RE explores big questions about life in order to find out what people believe and what difference this makes to how they live, so that pupils can make sense of religion and worldviews, reflecting on their own ideas and ways of living.’ (Derbyshire and Derby City Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education)


The aims of Religious Education at Roe Farm Primary School follow those outlined in The Derby City Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education. These aims are:


  • To ensure that every pupil’s statutory entitlement to RE is met, irrespective of their faith or belief, and within this to encourage pupils to explore questions of spirituality, identity, ethics, discrimination and prejudice.

  • To enable pupils to develop religious literacy and conceptual understanding of what it means to be a person of faith or no faith.

  • To encourage pupils to articulate their own ideas and experience of religion, belief and spirituality.

  • To encourage all pupils and teachers to experience RE as an exciting subject that feeds into an understanding of what it means to live in Derbyshire and Derby City and our wider world communities and to promote harmony and good community relations.

  • To encourage teachers to produce RE lessons that are challenging, inspiring and engaging to everyone.

  • To assist pupils to engage critically with ideas and understanding of religion and belief systems, given the nature of our society, its speed of change and growing social media influences. RE studies how religions and world views shape and are shaped by the societies in which pupils live, promoting deepening understanding of those belief systems.

  • To promote interactive, creative and experiential learning that promotes social and ethnic accord alongside the endorsement of fundamental British Values, so that schools will be supported in visiting places of worship, community meeting places and communicating with different social groups across the local community.

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