The aims of Religious Education in Church schools are:
- To enable pupils to know about and understand Christianity as a living faith that influences the lives of people worldwide and as the religion that has most shaped British culture and heritage.
- To enable pupils to know and understand about other major world religions and world views, their impact on society, culture and the wider world, enabling pupils to express ideas and insights.
- To contribute to the development of pupils’ own spiritual/philosophical convictions, exploring and enriching their own beliefs and values.
(The Church of England Education Office Statement of Entitlement 2016)
Statement of Entitlement June 2016 (.pdf / 250kb)
Making a Difference? The National Society RE Review report
The National Society review of Religious Education in Church of England Schools was published in September 2014. A copy of the report can be downloaded here
Religious Education in Voluntary Controlled (VC) schools must be taught in accordance with the Norfolk Agreed Syllabus 2012.
In Voluntary Aided (VA) Schools, the Governing Body is responsible for determining what is taught in Religious Education and the amount of curriculum time spent on RE. The Diocese of Norwich recommends that VA schools use the Agreed Syllabus and allocate at least 2/3 of the RE curriculum to the teaching of Christianity.
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Please find below a copy of the presentation from the Headteachers conference 2015 on RE by Kathryn Wright
2015 briefing on RE (.pptx / 1434kb)
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