Mount Nod Primary

Religious Education

"Tolerance implies no lack of commitment to one's own beliefs. Rather it condemns the oppression or persecution of others."  John F. Kennedy

Religious Education has a significant role for the development of pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. It promotes respect and open-mindedness towards others with different faiths and beliefs and encourages pupils to develop their sense of identity and belonging through self-awareness and reflection. The principle aim of RE is to engage pupils in an enquiry approach where they can develop an understanding and appreciation for the expression of beliefs, cultural practices and influence of principle religions and worldviews in the local, national and wider global community.

At Mount Nod Primary School, we take pride in our inclusivity and school values. It is essential for our pupils to learn from and about religion, developing their understanding of the multi-cultural, ever-changing world around them.

'Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.' Aristotle

The agreed syllabus enables pupils to develop their knowledge, understanding and tolerance to prepare them for life in a modern, diverse Britain and the wider world. Through the delivery of this, alongside the Milestones, our pupils learn about Christianity and its importance in UK culture and heritage, other major religions in and beyond the United Kingdom, as well as non-religious world views. Pupils have a range of opportunities to explore big questions and develop the skills needed to appraise responses and develop their own views and understanding. We facilliate learning through many channels, such as assemblies that celebrate religious festivals, observing special religious days, visiting places of worship, and inviting visitors to our school who can enhance our understanding of religion. 

“Education breeds confidence. Confidence breeds hope. Hope breeds peace."  Confucius

We use the Coventry and Warwickshire Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education, and this ensures there is a clear progression of skills for RE learning outcomes. These are used alongside our Milestones. The learning outcomes on each key question help teachers to assess, and to devise appropriate learning activities to enable pupils to secure their understanding and skills.

Click here to view our Religious Education Milestones

The Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education (SACRE) expectations of what should be taught to pupils across Coventry and Warwickshire: