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RE in Kingsland CE Primary School is taught in accordance with the requirements of the school’s Trust Deed, which requires us to “educate the children in the principals of the Established Church”, together with the Herefordshire Agreed Syllabus. A key feature of RE learning is a focus on Philosophy 4 Children (P4C) as well as extended use of the Understanding Christianity materials. Mrs Wilson is the school's RE leader. In our latest SIAMS inspection in March 2018 the school was deemed "outstanding" in all areas. 


Aims of Religious Education

The aims of Religious Education which inform the programmes of study and attainment targets are:

  • 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 provide pupils with knowledge and understanding of Christianity and other principal religious traditions and beliefs
  • to develop their understanding of the ways in which beliefs influence other people in their behaviour, practices and outlook
  • to enable pupils to apply the insights of the principal religious traditions to their own search for identity and significance
  • to enable pupils to become aware of their own beliefs and values and to have a positive attitude to the search for meaning and purpose in life
  • to encourage pupils to develop a positive attitude towards other people who hold religious beliefs different from their own



With these aims in mind, we try to provide opportunity for pupils to:

  • develop their knowledge and understanding of, and their ability to respond to, Christianity and other principal religions
  • explore issues within and between faiths to help them understand and respect different religions, beliefs, values and traditions (including ethical life stories), and understand the influence of these on individuals, societies, communities and cultures
  • consider questions of meaning and purpose in life
  • learn about, and from, religious and ethical teaching, enabling them to make reasoned and informed judgements on religious and moral issues
  • develop their sense of identity and belonging, preparing them for life as citizens in a multicultural society
  • develop enquiry and response skills through the use of distinctive language, listening and empathy
  • reflect on, analyse and evaluate their beliefs, values and practices and communicate their responses