Religious Education

The 2011-2016 Gloucestershire Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education has at its core, the ‘Principal Aim for RE’. That is, ‘to engage pupils with key questions arising from the study of religion and belief so as to promote their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.’

At Westbury-on-Severn Church of England Primary School, Governors have taken the decision to follow the Gloucestershire Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education and as such, we take its principal aim very seriously when trying to create learning opportunities in Religious Education that will inspire, enthuse and motivate children in their exploration of religion. We do this by creating meaningful opportunities to enable learners to ‘dig deeper’ into the key questions that explore the ultimate questions that concern religions and faith, so that when they have learnt about the concepts and gained understanding of the practices of peoples within religious traditions, they can ‘linger longer’ in their own exploration of what that means for them to be members of the human race, which for some learners, will mean they have opportunities to reflect deeply on their own personal belief systems and what makes them unique as individuals.