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Gonerby Hill Foot

Church of England Primary School


Religious Education & SMSC

RE is provided in accordance with the Lincolnshire Agreed Syllabus and the Education Reform Act 1988. We focus on four core concepts: Celebration, Religious Beliefs and Lifestyle, Authority, The Sacred, with ultimate questions woven into the syllabus as a whole. There are two main areas of attainment for RE: ‘Learning About Religion’ and exploring human experience and ‘Learning From Religion’ and responding to human experience. These link with our pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and the promotion of community cohesion.

We also believe that, as a Church school, we are in a unique position to develop a clearer understanding of the ways in which Christian values can be reflected within the whole curriculum of the school. Our school is inclusive though and we welcome diversity. All faiths are respected, protected and encouraged and we are sensitive to the home background of every child.  However, parents can withdraw their children from all or part of Religious Education. This can be discussed fully with teachers.