Hornchurch Academy Trust

Religious Education

Screenshot 2024 02 25 at 142757RE has a special contribution as it touches upon and links all areas of                       learning taught in our multi faith school.

It particularly overlaps and makes links to the spiritual, moral, social and cultural education of our children and British Values which include Democracy, Rule of Law, Individual Liberty and Respect and Tolerance. It is interwoven within the coverage of our PSHE curriculum.  RE is regarded as an essential subject at Whybridge Junior School as it fully supports children’s well-being and sense of belonging in the school community.

As required by law RE is taught as part of our basic curriculum and is taught in accordance with the Havering and Redbridge Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education (2022-2027). 

Our syllabus is predominantly about all religions and faiths; however, Christianity Judaism, Islam, Hinduism and Sikhism are the main focus religions on which we centre around to enable children to learn about many different faiths in a contextual way rather than looking at them individually, in isolation. As well as the systemic units which focus on these major religions, our scheme of work also encompasses some thematic approaches and big questions which draw on a number of religions and how they may relate in different ways. Our curriculum enables the children to consider challenging questions about the ultimate meaning and purpose of life, beliefs about God, the self and the nature of reality and issues of right and wrong. It allows pupils to develop knowledge and understanding of different faiths, religious traditions and worldwide views. RE therefore provides valuable opportunities for reflection and encourages our children to develop their sense of identity.


Page Downloads Date  
RE Curriculum on a Page 25th Feb 2024 Download
RE Progression Overview 25th Feb 2024 Download