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Religious Education Intent

Religious education provokes challenging questions about the ultimate meaning and purpose of life, issues of right and wrong and what it means to be human.

Children are naturally inquisitive and love to question. We want our children to be informed, confident and empathetic and to understand similarities and differences in cultural practices and beliefs, fostering a respectful a tolerant society. It is vital for our pupils to learn to value themselves and understand their own identity, to respect others, and to understand their own and others’ rights and responsibilities. As our communities become more diverse, there is a great need for a more culturally mindful and accepting world.


Religious Education at Glade is enquiry based; the children explore and learn through investigating an open-ended question. They start the unit of work answering this big question and then answer the same question at the end of the unit to show how they have made progress. This promotes many levels of interpretation and encourages the learning and questioning to be taken further. Religious Education at Glade provides children with the encouragement to enquire and question thoughts, feelings and beliefs of others, whilst respecting and accepting our differences. 


In lessons:

  • Pupils may be assessed by the class teacher through mini white boards during mini plenaries; .
  • Responses in games or activities
  • Responses to pupils' written work

After lessons:

The subject leader monitors the effective delivery of the Religious Education curriculum by:

  • Conducting book looks;
  • Looking at planning for medium and short term 
  • Observing children in lessons;
  • Completing pupil perception interviews;
  • Analysing the teacher assessments.