Rationale and Importance
“The ability to understand the faith or belief of individuals and communities, and how these may shape their culture and behaviour, is an invaluable asset for children in modern day Britain. Explaining religious and non-religious worldviews in an academic way allows young people to engage with the complexities of belief, avoid stereotyping and contribute to an informed debate”
– Why RE Matters -The RE Council
Religious Instruction’. RE is now a different subject – it is open, broad and explores a range of religious and non-religious world views. It is an academic subject
In this section of the website, you will find information about our approach to teaching Religious Education (RE) at Esh Winning Primary School.
- The Intent provides information on the relevance of RE and why we teach RE in this way at Esh Winning Primary School.
- The Implementation of RE outlines how teachers at Esh Winning Primary School teach RE across school from Nursery to Year 6.
- The Impact details the evidence collected to ensure the intent is realised and the implementation is successful across school.
- The Progression of RE outlines what progression looks like across the school.
- The Whole School Initiatives section provides further information on the opportunities there are to engage with and deepen learning in RE.
Religious Education is an academically rigorous subject which makes a distinctive contribution to pupils’ overall knowledge. Religious Education contributes dynamically to pupils’ education in schools by provoking challenging questions about meaning and purpose in life, beliefs about God, ultimate reality, issues of right and wrong and what it means to be human. In RE pupils learn about religious and non-religious worldviews in order to discover, explore and consider different answers to these questions. They learn to interpret, analyse, evaluate and critically respond to the claims that religious and non-religious worldviews make. Pupils learn to express their insights and to agree or disagree respectfully. (RE) enables pupils to appreciate that worldviews are complex, diverse and plural and have influence on individuals, communities, societies and cultures.