Subject Leader: Mrs H Palmer

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At Saint George’s Church of England Primary Phase, we believe that Religious Education has an important part to play in promoting the spiritual, moral, social, cultural, and intellectual development of our pupils and in helping them to gain a greater understanding of themselves and a more sympathetic awareness of the needs of others. This enables pupils to be better equipped to cope with the responsibilities and experiences of adult life. To promote the ideas of our school vision we believe that education in RE should be a child centred, exciting journey. Children will learn to understand the world and their place in it, know that all members of the school community are different, show respect and tolerance for others and develop a more informed cultural awareness. Children will have the opportunity to reflect and develop their spiritual awareness through a variety of activities and philosophical discussions.


We follow the Rochester Diocesan syllabus and structuring our learning alongside the Quigley curriculum helps children to:

  • Acquire and develop a deep level of knowledge and understanding of Christianity.
  • Develop an awareness of other principle religions represented in Great Britain: Sikhism, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism.
  • Develop an understanding of the influence of beliefs, values and traditions on individuals, communities, societies, and cultures.
  • Develop the ability to make reasoned and informed judgements about religious and moral issues, with reference to the teachings of the principle religions represented in Great Britain.
  • Develop a positive attitude towards other people, respecting their right to hold beliefs that are different to their own.
  • Enhance their spiritual, moral, cultural and social development by:
  • Developing awareness of the fundamental questions of life raised by human experiences, and of how religious teaching can relate to them.
  • Responding to such questions with reference to the teachings and practices of religions, and to their own understanding and experience.
  • Reflecting on their own beliefs, values and experience in the light of their study.

Assessment will take place at the end if each termly unit, this will be through observation, oral discussion, written tasks and drawing.

Organisation and content

  • It provides a termly overview of how RE is taught in the school. It shows the topics that each year group will deliver across the academic year.
  • Care is taken to ensure that pupils have the opportunities to develop their understanding, knowledge, skills and concepts as they move through the school.


As a result, skills such as observing, questioning, discussing, evaluating, and reflecting are encouraged in RE. As with many parts of the curriculum, this helps children develop in to more measured and enlightened individuals. Sensitivity to others and a readiness to listen to other’s viewpoints are strongly encouraged. Children in the school show respect for others’ rights to their own values and beliefs.  They can use appropriate strategies for managing influence and are encouraged to take positive risks.  They are developing as aspiration as individuals who are confident to set their own goals for success.

At Saint George’s Primary Phase, we follow the Rochester Diocese agreed syllabus for R.E

At Saint George’s Primary Phase we follow the Rochester Diocese Agreed Syllabus for RE. This covers the beliefs, practices and values of the Christian, Jewish and Hindu religions.