Longney CofE Primary Academy is a Church of England Academy therefore Religious Education is provided in line with the funding agreement and the academy follows the Gloucestershire Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education 2017 – 2022.
The Church of England’s Statement of Entitlement
The Church of England’s Statement of Entitlement outlines the aims and expectations for Religious Education in Church of England Schools and guides this academy’s approach to RE.
It begins by stating: “Religious Education in a Church school should enable every child to flourish and to live life in all its fullness. (John 10:10) It will help to educate for dignity and respect encouraging all to live well together.” Quoting from the Church of England’s Vision for Education: Deeply Christian, Serving the Common Good, it continues, “Such an approach is offered through a commitment to generous hospitality, being true to our underpinning faith, but with a deep respect for the integrity of other religious traditions (and worldviews) and for the religious freedom of each person.”
Religious Education Intent
The intent of Religious Education at Longney CofE Primary Academy is to:
“Explore what people believe and what difference this makes to how they live, so that pupils can gain the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to handle questions raised by religion and belief, reflecting on their own ideas and ways of living.” (Taken from the Gloucestershire Agreed Syllabus for RE 2017-2022.)
In accordance with the structure of Gloucestershire Agreed Syllabus/South Gloucestershire Agreed Syllabus we have agreed that:
- In the Foundation Stage, pupils will be introduced to a range of faith traditions and will be taught RE for 36 hours over the year.
- At Key Stage 1, pupils study Christianity, Judaism and Islam. RE will be taught for at least for 36 hours over the year.
- At Key Stage 2, pupils study Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism and also consider non-religious worldviews. RE will be taught for at least for 45 hours over the year.
In all phases this is achieved through discrete weekly lessons using the RE Today Primary Curriculum Resources.
RE is taught by the class teacher each week in line with the rolling programme below.