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Rufford Primary School

Religious Education (RE)

Subject Leader - Miss Hodgson

Children are taught RE in line with the Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education.

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Religious Education has a significant role for the development of pupil’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.  It promotes respect and open mindedness towards others with different faiths and beliefs, equipping them with knowledge and skills to aid their understanding of different beliefs and practices in our multi-cultural society.

The principle aim of RE at Rufford is to engage pupils using an enquiry approach asking and answering challenging questions and feeling empowered to talk about their own and others beliefs in an open, safe manner.

Our teaching of Religious Education follows the guidance given in the latest Agreed Syllabus for Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire:-

Religious Education for All

The Agreed Syllabus for RE in Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire, 2021-2026

Through the use of this Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education we will enable our pupils to discover more about religion as well as other world views and 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, Covid permitting.

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 Miss Hodgson or Miss Gilman for more information.