RE explores how individuals and communities make meaning and sense of their lives through the major religions of the world, enabling pupils to know about, understand and respond to the important and ultimate questions of life.


In R.E. we aim to:

  • Offer pupils knowledge and experiences that will develop their understanding of what religious faith is and what it means to those who hold it.
  • Foster respect and understanding of others
  • Deliver implicit teaching to encourage the moral and spiritual development of all pupils
  • Offer varied and thought provoking experiences that allow children to explore and understand what it means to be a member of any world faith.

In line with the Derbyshire Agreed Syllabus, RE has two attainment targets:

AT1 Learning about Religions

Exploring and examining religious beliefs, spirituality, teachings, worship, practices, behaviour and ways of expressing meaning.

AT2 Learning from Religions

Exploring and responding to questions of identity, belonging, experience, meaning, purpose, value, commitment and spirituality.



Four major concepts form the basis of RE teaching



 Belief and behaviour

 Ways of seeing the world



RE is taught in units of approximately half a term. RE is taught as a discrete subject with links made in other areas if appropriate.


At St George’s the world faiths are taught with a ratio of: 2/3 Christianity & 1/3 other religions

Time allocation

In line with Derbyshire requirements R.E. is allocated 5% of curriculum time

Recommended time allocation based on a twelve week term:-

  • KS1 8hrs/term
  • KS2 10hrs/term



Parents have the right to withdraw their child(ren) from Religious Education lessons in consultation with the Headteacher. They will notify the school of their intentions in writing.