New Cangle Community Primary School

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Religious Education

At New Cangle we believe that Religious Education provides an opportunity to celebrate and foster awareness of the differences within our school and the wider world. It is a subject that celebrates diversity and challenges stereotypes. RE is taught in accordance with the aims of the Suffolk Agreed Syllabus. Particularly relevant to our school is the aim which states: ‘Religious Education should help pupils to develop a positive attitude towards other people, respecting their right to hold different beliefs from their own, and towards living in a society of many religions and beliefs.’ 


The Scheme of Work 

New Cangle follows the Discovery RE scheme of work, which is a fully comprehensive detailed lesson planning resource for Religious Education.
Discovery RE follows an enquiry approach makes it exciting and engaging for both teachers and children alike. Christianity is taught in every year group, with Christmas and Easter given fresh treatment every year, developing children’s learning in a progressive way. Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Sikhism are included and there is flexibility as to which religions the school chooses to teach when. 

A parents guide to Discovery RE can be found here: Discovery-RE-for-parents

More detail of our RE curriculum can be found in thie following documents: Religious Education Intent, Implementation and Impact Statement and Discovery RE Overview

Legal Requirements 

RE is taught in accordance with the aims of the Suffolk Agreed Syllabus. In accordance with the law we provide religious education for all pupils registered at the school. Parents have the right to withdraw their pupils from religious education. Parents who choose to withdraw their children from Religious education lessons are required to state this in writing annually to the Head teacher. 

We believe that it is the responsibility of the parents who have chosen to withdraw their children from school RE to provide acceptable alternative religious education work for their children to do during RE lessons. We expect that this work will be discussed with the class teacher so that these children can be fully included, and their alternative work linked to what the rest of the class is learning. 


RE is led by Mrs Laurie, who is passionate about children understanding different religions, cultures and viewpoints.