Religious Education

As a secular school, we approach religious education in different ways, creating opportunities for children to share, question, draw connections and celebrate together.

This is taught through three main strands; a curriculum which develops attitudes and behaviour that promotes open-mindedness, respect, curiosity and kindness; celebrations throughout the year and the promotion of spiritual awareness.

  • A curriculum which develops attitudes and behaviour that promote open-mindedness, respect, curiosity and kindness
  • Celebrations throughout the year
  • The promotion of spiritual awareness

At Dallington, we enable children to become inquisitive, accepting, mindful individuals who can express an understanding and insight of the rich and diverse world we live in. We want our children to believe in themselves whilst having the confidence to question the pertinent issues that our society faces. Our role is to ensure that children aspire to become the very best individuals they can be in order to contribute to the school, the community and the wider world. Children are encouraged to articulate clearly and coherently their personal beliefs, ideas, values and experiences, while respecting the right of others to differ.

Our RE curriculum is taught through a mixture of RE days as well as being woven throughout the school year through regular assemblies and celebrations of religious and non-religious festivals and events. RE lessons are based around an enquiry approach, where the questions open up the content to be studied.

  • Key areas of beliefs and values
  • Worship and symbols
  • Festivals and celebrations
  • World religion
  • Origins and founders
  • Sacred Texts
  • Mystery and meaning
  • People of faith

The children will study main worldwide religions including Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Sikhism, Buddhism, Judaism and non-religious worldviews such as Humanism. Children also have many opportunities to visit places of worship and meet practitioners from different faiths in and outside of our community. Such opportunities help to bring the children’s learning to life and give them a platform to ask questions in a safe environment.