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Sir John Offley CE (VC) Primary School

'With God all things are possible’

RE – Intent,Implementation and Impact



At Sir John Offley CE (VC) School, Religious Education plays an important role defining the school’s distinctive Christian character. We believe that it is vital for all our pupils to learn from and about religion, so that they can understand the world around them. Through Religious Education, pupils develop their knowledge of the world faiths, and their understanding and awareness of the beliefs, values and traditions of other individuals, societies, communities and cultures. We encourage our pupils to ask questions about the world and to reflect on their own beliefs, values and experiences. We want the children to reflect on what it means to have a faith and to develop their own spiritual knowledge and understanding. We help the children to learn from religions as well as about religions. Our Religious Education curriculum is enhanced further with trips to places of worship in our local area.

We plan our Religious Education curriculum in accordance with the Staffordshire Agreed Syllabus and use the Understanding Christianity resources which we have woven into a whole school plan.


Teachers plan their curriculum. As part of this planning process, teachers need to plan the following: 

  • A cycle of lessons for each subject, which carefully plans for progression and depth;
  • Challenge questions for pupils to apply their learning in a philosophical/open manner;
  • Trips and visiting experts who will enhance the learning experience;


Our Religious Education Curriculum is high quality, well thought out and is planned to demonstrate progression. If children are keeping up with the curriculum, they are deemed to be making good or better progress. In addition, we measure the impact of our curriculum through the following methods:

  • A reflection on standards achieved against the planned outcomes;
  • A celebration of learning in assemblies for each term which demonstrates progression across the school;
  • Pupil voice - discussions about their learning;


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