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Religious Education

We believe that knowledge and understanding of Religion is crucial in providing children with the tools to be able to question, investigate and critically engage with issues affecting people’s lives throughout the world.

We hope to develop their understanding of the world around them, recognising and accepting different viewpoints and beliefs, making them tolerant and open-minded. Varying beliefs and viewpoints (focusing on the main religions of the world but also including non-religious viewpoints) will be taught throughout our children’s time at Lawn, building on their knowledge and understanding, as their understanding of the world around them expands. This will prepare them for being successful global citizens with a deep understanding of where they fit in the world and how to co-exist with people who have different views to themselves. By its nature, our RE curriculum will address diversity and identity issues through the investigation of differences and similarities between people, places, cultures and beliefs. Our children will develop a sense of identity, value diversity and respect all people and the world around them.

Our curriculum intent for RE encompasses our six core values. By the time they leave Lawn, our children should feel a responsibility to understand, accept and respect people of all religions and viewpoints. They will empathise with all people, regardless of differences in beliefs and viewpoints. They will regard teamwork between all people as essential for a tolerant and respectful world. They will use their initiative to foster acceptance of and co-existence with others, regardless of beliefs and viewpoints. They will demonstrate integrity, standing up for their own beliefs and the beliefs of others if faced with disrespect and a lack of tolerance.

RE explores big questions about life, in order to find out what people believe and what difference this makes to how they live, so that pupils can make sense of religion and worldviews, reflecting on their own ideas and ways of living. This is done through the teaching of the Derbyshire and Derby City Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education 2020-2025.


For more information on the Derbyshire and Derby City Agreed Syllabus for R.E, please follow the link below: 

Many of our enrichment opportunities and trips are provided by Derby Open Centre. For more information, please follow the link below:

RE around the school

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RE across the school