Religious Education

Religious Education at Westlands


At Westlands we recognise that teaching R.E. makes a significant contribution to pupils’ academic and personal development. It also plays a key role in promoting social cohesion and the virtues of respect and empathy, which are important in our diverse society.

We want the R.E. curriculum to impact on the children in the following ways:

  • To deepen their reflection on questions of meaning, offering their own thoughtful and informed insights into religious and non-religious views of life’s meaning and purpose.
  • To help them explore fundamental questions of beliefs and values in relation to a range of contemporary issues.
  • To consider their own beliefs, values and attitudes and become more tolerant of the beliefs, values and attitudes of others.
  • To consider religious perspectives on contemporary social and moral issues.
  • To equip our pupils with strong skills to consider issues of community cohesion, diversity and religious understanding.
  • To contribute significantly to pupils’ academic progress and their personal development.


R.E generally is taught as a discrete subject however wherever possible links will be made to out Creative Curriculum theme for the term. At Westlands we follow the Staffordshire agreed syllabus for R.E and have adapted it to meet the needs of our children. We have strong links with our local church who visit us each week to deliver an assembly. They are also a key part of our community at certain points throughout the year such as Christmas and Harvest.

For further details of this please refer to individual year group’s long term plans and information sent out by class teachers.  


Our R.E Curriculum is high quality, well thought out and is planned to demonstrate progression. We measure the impact of our curriculum through the following methods:

  • A reflection on standards achieved against the planned outcomes with our monitoring processes;
  • Pupil discussions about their learning;
  • Assessment Grids linked to key objectives as advised by Staffordshire SACRCE.


Policies and Action Plans

RE Whole School Long Term Plan

SACRE Staffordshire Agreed Syllabus

Westlands Primary School Religious Education Policy

April 2024