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St Margaret's

CofE Junior School

Growing and achieving in God's love







How do we assess RE?

How do we assess the impact of our Religious Education curriculum

• Knowledge and understanding of, and their ability to respond to, Christianity, other principal world religions, other religious traditions and worldviews

• Understanding and respect for different religions, beliefs, values and traditions (including ethical life stances), through exploring issues within and between faiths

• Understanding of the influence of faith and belief on individuals, societies, communities and cultures

• Skills of enquiry and response using religious vocabulary, questioning and empathy

• Skills of reflection, expression, application, analysis and evaluation of beliefs, values and practices, and the communication of personal responses to this.


Religious Education at St Margaret’s CE Junior School encourages pupils to...

• Consider challenging questions of the meaning and purpose of life; beliefs about God, the self and the nature of reality, issues of right and wrong and what it means to be human

 • Understand the influence of religion on individuals, families, communities and cultures

• Learn from different religions, beliefs, values and traditions while exploring questions of meaning and their own beliefs

• Learn about religious and ethical teaching, enabling them to make reasoned and informed responses to religious, moral and social issues

• Develop their sense of identity and belonging, preparing them for life as citizens in a plural, global society

• Develop respect for and sensitivity to others whose faiths and beliefs are different from their own.


Religious Education at St Margaret’s CE Junior School enhances pupils’...

• Awareness and understanding of religions and beliefs, teachings, practices and forms of expression

• Ability to reflect on, consider, analyse, interpret and evaluate issues of truth, belief, faith and ethics and to communicate their responses


St. Margaret’s is a Church of England Primary School who received Good at our most recent Church School Inspection.


Children have one Religious Education lesson per week in their class as well as daily Collective Worship.  We follow the Locally Agreed Syllabus which is supported by the Rochester Diocese. Each classroom has a reflection area which is central to lessons and Christian worship. 


Work consists mainly of Christianity which is taught using the Understanding Christianity Scheme and one other world faith per year, giving our pupils the opportunity from Year 3 to Year 6 to learn about world religions too. We look at the different beliefs and faiths of others, helping our children to respect one another and live together peacefully.


Our Christian Values permeate throughout the school. These are firmly embedded in our RE curriculum, lessons, Worship as well as everyday school life.

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