Religious Education (RE)

Religious Education (RE)


The teaching of Religious Education at Barn Croft is based on the Waltham Forest SACRE agreed syllabus. The Standing Advisory Council for Religious Education (SACRE) is responsible for determining the syllabus for religious education (RE) in Local Authority schools in Waltham Forest.

The religious education curriculum is approached through the exploration of all the major world religions. We also use assemblies to celebrate different religious festivals and to develop children’s moral sense. As part of the curriculum, we aim to: promote an open and objective approach to religious education, assist pupils in benefiting from religious education regardless of their personal faith, help pupils appreciate diversity and develop respect for others and to encourage a reflective attitude to life and an openness to exploring questions for meaning, purpose and value.

Religious education is important to help pupils understand the diverse and cultural society we live in. It is our role to prepare children for living in a multicultural society. Through Religious Education children learn: to encourage respect and tolerance of the beliefs of others, to extend their understanding of different religions, and to enhance their ability to respond to matters of ideology and ethical values.

Our R.E. curriculum is organised and sequenced to embed our children’s knowledge and understanding.