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At Hensall, pupils are taught Religious Education through the schemes of work in the North Yorkshire Agreed Syllabus. 

Our RE Curriculum enables pupils to explore Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Sikhism, as well as Christianity. It also encourages the consideration of secular world views.

RE, through this Agreed Syllabus, will encourage and enable pupils to explore their own and other people’s beliefs, values and traditions in meaningful and engaging ways.    We are keen to emphasise to children that not everyone believes in the existence of God, or is religious, and that people have doubts. People are free to decide for themselves, and may reconsider their views at any time during their lives. Our work in RE will encourage pupils to share their diverse range of experiences and grow individually and together with sensitivity and respect towards people of faiths and none. 


The Importance of RE

  • The syllabus contributes to pupils’ personal development and the schools’ provision for spiritual, moral, social and cultural development (SMSC) and British Values.
  • RE contributes dynamically to children’s education by provoking challenging questions.
  • Pupils learn about world views in local, national and global contexts to discover, explore and consider different answers to these questions.
  • Religion has a major position in public life so it is important that pupils are educated to understand and to engage critically with religions and beliefs, and their representation in the media.
  • RE can be an exciting subject with lessons including a variety of activities: whole class discussions, group discussions, drama, role play, video clips, picture engagement, investigations into key concepts to name but a few.

RE Overview 2021-2022