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The teaching of RE at Stobhillgate is taught in line with guidance from SACRE (Standing Advisory Council for Religious Education). SACRE advises that teaching is broadly Christian (reflecting the make-up of our society) but also explores important elements of other key faiths and cultures.

In line with this legislation, at Stobhillgate First School, through our RE curriculum, we aim to explore religious beliefs and practices, promote tolerance and understanding and help children to develop thinking skills. We aim to provide a Religious Education which is relevant, interesting and useful to all pupils whether they or their families are members of a faith group or not, and in doing so we hope to contribute to the development of individual pupils and of society itself.

In teaching RE. we aim to:


  • Provide children with an experience of RE which is both valid and stimulating
  • Enable children to develop their knowledge and understanding of, and their ability to respond to, the major world faiths at a level appropriate to their age, ability and aptitude
  • Encourage a lively and questioning approach to RE which will enable children to enjoy their learning and help them consider questions of meaning and purpose in life
  • Provide children with the opportunity to learn about religious and ethical teaching, thereby enabling them to make reasoned and informed judgments on religious and moral issues
  • Help children develop their sense of identity and belonging, thereby preparing them for life as citizens in an increasingly diverse society
  • Provide children with the opportunity to reflect on, analyse and evaluate their own beliefs, values and practices and communicate their responses
  • Encourage children to learn from as well as learn about religion and religious diversity


We aspire to do this in a colourful way, with as many opportunities as possible to meet with, and visit the places of worship and members of faith communities.


NCC Policy on ‘Acts of Collective Worship’

A daily act of collective worship will be provided for all registered pupils in full time education. Each term, the majority of acts of collective worship will be wholly or broadly of a Christian character, but not distinctive of a particular Christian denomination. Often other faiths will be explained in these acts of worship, as we believe in fostering a sense of spirituality among our children.