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Religious Education

Religious Education in a Church Aided School has a unique position in the curriculum.  As a church school, we see that the Christian faith informs all aspects of our life together and commits us to a search for truth.

Religious Education at Calverley CE explores how individuals and communities make meaning and sense of their lives through the major religions of the world. It enables pupils to know about, understand and respond to the important and ultimate questions of life.

Religious Education is taught in such a way that it inspires pupils to explore, develop and affirm their own faith and values and have respect for the faith, beliefs and values of others.

We recognise that Religious Education is a distinct from collective worship and other curriculum subjects, therefore timetabling specific teaching time in each year group.

We follow the Diocesan Syllabus for Religious Education produced by the Dioceses of Leeds and York.  It is designed to meet the expectations set out in the ‘Religious Education in Church of England Schools: A Statement of Entitlement’ (2016). This syllabus promotes broad and rich learning in RE through three core elements:

  • Making sense of belief
  • Understanding the impact
  • Making connections