Religious Education

Religious Education



“Religious education (RE) should make a major contribution to the education of children and young people. At its best, it is intellectually challenging and personally enriching. It helps young people develop beliefs and values, and promotes the virtues of respect and empathy, which are important in our diverse society. It fosters civilised debate and reasoned argument, and helps pupils to understand the place of religion and belief in the modern world.” Ofsted

At Glasshouses School, we believe that it is vital for all our pupils to learn from and about religion, so that they can understand the world around them. Our principal aim of RE is to engage pupils in systematic enquiry into significant human questions which religion and world views address, so they can develop the understanding and skills needed to appreciate and appraise varied responses to these questions, as well as develop responses of their own. Through Religious Education, pupils develop their knowledge of the world faiths, and their understanding and awareness of the beliefs, values and traditions of other individuals, societies, communities and cultures. We encourage our pupils to ask questions about the world and to reflect on their own beliefs, values and experiences. Our Religious Education curriculum is enhanced further with trips to places of worship in our local area.

We use the agreed NYCC Religious Education syllabus as the basis for our curriculum.

R.E. is an entitlement for all children. A balanced R.E. curriculum will ‘provoke challenging questions about meaning and purpose in life, beliefs about God, ultimate reality, issues of right and wrong and what it means to be human.’ We aim to ensure

 that we equip the children with ‘systematic knowledge and understanding of a range of religions and worldviews, enabling them to develop their ideas, values and identities.’ Thus enabling them to have the necessary cultural capital to succeed in the world.  

Religious Education Intent Report

Religious Education is a statutory subject for all pupils aged 5-18. North Yorkshire maintained community, foundation and voluntary controlled schools without a religious character must follow the North Yorkshire RE Agreed Syllabus (see download below)

North Yorkshire Agreed Syllabus for RE 2019-2024

To view Glasshouses CP Primary's documentation with regard to our RE Policy and Syllabus, please click on the links below:

RE Policy

Collective Worship Policy

Glasshouses Long Term RE Planning KS1

Glasshouses Long Term RE Planning KS2

Ladders of Key RE skills