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Religious Education

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At Roehampton Church School, Religious Education (RE) is a distinct area of the curriculum, and so we aim through our RE, linked with our School Mission and Vision and the underlying Gospel values, to enable pupils:

  • To acquire and develop a knowledge and understanding of the Christian faith and other world faiths;

  • To develop the ability to make reasoned and informed responses to religious and moral issues with reference to the teachings of Christianity;

  • To develop an understanding of the influence of beliefs, values and traditions on individuals and the wider community and to reflect upon their beliefs, values and experiences;

  • To develop a positive attitude towards all people, through laying foundations of knowledge about world faiths;

  • To develop a greater awareness of the cross-curricular links with as many of the Articles as possible during the child’s time at school (as set out in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child: UNICEF)


The above aims are achieved through daily acts of Collective Worship, deep thinker activities, classroom debate and discussion, developing cross-curricular links, and the teaching of the agreed scheme for Religious Education. 

When RE is taught, the teachers focus on the following areas:
AT1 Learning about Religion - How pupils develop their knowledge, skills and understanding with reference to: 

  • belief, teachings and sources
  • practices and ways of life
  • forms of expression

AT2 Learning from religion - How pupils, in the light of their learning about religion express their responses and insights with regard to questions and issues about:

  • identity and belonging
  • meaning, purpose and truth
  • values and commitments

Where possible teachers will use a variety of learning styles to ensure all children have access to the curriculum.  Children will get opportunities to handle religious artefacts and visit places of worship and other faith schools.  Teachers strive to meet the needs of all individual learners in their teaching of RE.