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Beckfoot Priestthorpe Primary School RE Curriculum Statement

Quality of Education in Religious Education


From exploring different rituals and forms of worship to discussing key ethical questions about right and wrong, RE offers a unique opportunity to shape a child’s understanding of the world, develop core values, ideas, and identities, consider important aspects of diversity within society and learn cultural references that will inform them throughout their lives. Children learn about religions and from religions. At Beckfoot Priestthorpe Primary School our intent, when teaching RE, is to develop our children’s knowledge and understanding of religions, worldviews, and beliefs, and promote children’s spiritual, cultural and moral development.

Our RE curriculum is shaped by our school ethos which aims to enable all children, regardless of background, ability, and additional needs, to flourish and become the very best version of themselves they can possibly be. Priestthorpe’s RE teaching follows the Bradford RE Syllabus, Believing and Belonging West Yorkshire, 2019-2024. The curriculum was designed to provide “a stimulating and rigorous framework for schools to teach about religion and worldviews, alongside nurturing tolerance, respect, empathy and kindness in our schools and local communities”.

Through their RE lessons at Priestthorpe Primary, children are able to reflect, discuss and develop an appreciation of people’s faiths or worldviews that may differ from their own.

By the time the children leave our school they should have developed:

  • A broad knowledge of Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Sikhism, Judaism, and other worldviews.
  • The ability to think thoughtfully about different religions and worldviews and communicate their ideas confidently and respectfully with others.
  • The ability to discuss and respond to ethical questions.
  • An appreciation of the role of religion in society.
  • The ability to describe and make connections between different features of religions and worldviews.
  • The ability to consider and apply ideas about ways in which diverse communities can live together for the well-being of all.