Teaching of RE

Our church distinctiveness means that the teaching and learning of RE has a high profile in our school.

 Religious Education is taught in accordance with the Kent Agreed Syllabus and we follow the Understanding Christianity scheme. The rich and varied learning activities planned ensure that we provide for the needs of all learners and enable pupils to acquire a sound knowledge and understanding of the key concepts within Christianity and a broad range of religious and world views and other world faiths.

The legal requirements for all schools are that:

1) Religious Education must be provided for all registered pupils in full time education except those withdrawn at their parents’ request (or their own request if aged 18 or over). (DfE Circular 1 / 94, paragraphs 44 & 49, and Non-Statutory Guidance 2010 page 28)

2) The law relating to Religious Education for pupils who are not yet in key stage 1 is different from that relating to subjects of the National Curriculum. As Religious Education must be taught to ‘all registered pupils at the school’, it includes pupils in reception classes, but not those in nursery classes or play groups.