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St Swithun's Church of England Primary Academy

Valuing individuals, aspiring and achieving together in faith


At St Swithun's we believe that Religious Education encourages pupils to learn from different religions, beliefs, values and traditions, while exploring their own beliefs and questions of meaning and belonging. It challenges pupils to reflect on, consider, analyse, interpret and evaluate issues of truth, belief, faith and ethics and to communicate their responses.
We aim to ensure that the Religious Education that we provide contributes to pupils’ personal development and well-being and to community cohesion by promoting mutual respect and tolerance in our diverse society. It also encourages them to develop their sense of identity and belonging.

To guide our RE teaching, we follow The Nottinghamshire Agreed Syllabus for Relligious Education along with 'Understanding Christianity'. 

Please click on the image on the left to find out more about the curriculum resource.

We also teach about other faiths and traditions through our syllabus and multi-faith weeks which include: Hinduism, Judaism, Islam and Buddhism.

We use a range of strategies to capture children's reflections, responses to big questions and their knowledge and understanding.

Collective Worship themes complement our RE . This is a time when the whole school comes together to celebrate our spirituality. 

Our Whole School Curriculum for RE

Concept progression in RE