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Religious Education

Our 5 Key principles:

  • Regular and consistent exposure to a variety of religious and non-religious views and beliefs
  • Creating inclusive and tolerant citizens
  • Teaching children to voice their opinions in a respectful and constructive way
  • Helping children to understand their local communities and wider society
  • Creating effective and confident communicators


Curriculum Intent

At Ardley Hill Academy in RE lessons children explore the three key areas of: Making sense of beliefs, understanding the impact and making connections.

Pupils engage in discussions about religious and non-religious beliefs in local, national and global contexts. They understand the impact and significance of religious and non-religious beliefs. Children are able to weigh up the value of wisdom from different sources, to develop and communicate their insights in response and to agree or disagree respectfully.

They are able to make connections between religious and non-religious beliefs, concepts, practises and ideas studied. They have an aptitude for dialogue so that they can participate positively in our society, with its diverse religions and beliefs to gain and deploy the skills needed to understand, interpret and evaluate texts. They know how to be resilient and independent and to articulate clearly their personal beliefs, ideas, values and experiences while respecting the right of others to differ.