Religious Education

"My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness." Dalai Lama

Religious Education (RE) contributes dynamically to children and young people’s education at Hailey CE Primary School by provoking challenging questions about; the meaning and purpose of life, beliefs about God, ultimate reality, issues of right and wrong and what it means to be human.

We are a Church of England School and hold a strong commitment to teaching the principles of Christianity. Religion and beliefs inform our values and are reflected in what we say and how we behave. Our World is enriched by a wide and profound diversity of cultures and beliefs. We as human beings are strengthened and empowered by learning from each other. Engaging and stimulating religious education helps to nurture informed and resilient responses to misunderstanding, stereotyping and division. It offers a place of integrity and security within which different or ‘risky’ questions can be tackled within a safe but challenging context.

In RE, Pupils discover, explore and consider different answers to these questions, in a local, national and global context, through learning about and from religions and other world views. They learn to appraise the value of wisdom from different sources, to develop and express their insights on response and agree or disagree respectfully.

National Curriculum for Religious Education

RE Progression Map

Love, Compassion, Respect