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What RE looks like in Holmer C of E Academy


What RE looks like in our school:

  • Whole class teaching including opportunities to work individually, in pairs or in groups
  • A wide range of activities  to help engage pupils with religion and belief in such a way that they are stimulated to reflect upon and formulate their own beliefs, values and attitudes
  • A balance between Christianity and other faiths is taught across the school



This is what we do:

  • Lessons are planned from the Herefordshire Agreed Syllabus for RE
  • Topics are taught each half term
  • Clear programmes of study, linking core knowledge, skills and assessment
  • Discrete RE lessons or links with subject areas across the school
  • A whole school RE week focusing on Easter
  • Multi-faith event with other schools
  • Regular book scrutiny, planning audits, pupil perceptions, staff audit


This is our philosophy:

  • To help children grow and develop into religiously educated young people.
  • To engage pupils in enquiring into and exploring questions arising from the study of religion and belief, so as to promote their personal, spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.
  • To enable pupils to share their own beliefs, viewpoints and ideas without embarrassment or ridicule.


This is what you might typically see:

  • Happy and engaged learners
  • Questioning from both pupils and teachers, using a range of enquiry skills such as investigation, interpretation and reflection.
  • Paired/group work
  • Self-motivated children
  • Children discussing, reflecting and sharing their learning.


This is how we know how well our pupils are doing:

  • Marking and feedback which also includes peer assessment
  • Formative assessment though questioning throughout the lesson
  • Observations of lessons throughout the school
  • Photographic/video evidence
  • Display work within classes and around school
  • Assessment tracked at the end of each half term.


This is the impact of our teaching:

  • Children who enjoy RE lessons
  • Inquisitive children who are not afraid to ask questions which lead to whole class discussions
  • Children who have positive attitudes towards other people who hold religious beliefs different from their own.
  • Children being able to transfer skills taught in RE across the curriculum.


Herefordshire Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education

R.E. Curriculum 2017-2018