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Religious Education                                                     Expressing - Believing - Living 

At Reeth and Gunnerside Schools we want to provide all our children with the qualities and attributes they need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society.

'The principal aim of RE is to engage pupils in systematic enquiry into significant human questions which religion and worldviews address, so that they can develop the understanding and skills needed to appreciate and appraise varied responses to these questions, as well as develop responses of their own.'  North Yorkshire Agreed Syllabus for RE

We follow the North Yorkshire Agreed Syllabus for RE which is further complemented with Methodist Units. We have carefully planned and sequenced the projects that pupils study. Our long term plan for each class is available to view on our curriculum page. 

Through high quality teaching, pupils:

  • explore their own and other people’s beliefs, values and traditions in meaningful and engaging ways. 
  • be encouraged to share their diverse range of experiences and grow individually and together with sensitivity and respect towards people of all faiths and none.
  • develop an understanding and appreciation of diversity, promoting shared values and challenging all forms of racism and discrimination.

Our curriculum provides many opportunities for RE teaching and learning to challenge stereotypical views and to appreciate difference positively, enabling pupils to consider the impact of people’s beliefs on their actions and ways of life. It contributes to pupils’ personal development and the schools’ provision for spiritual, moral, spiritual and cultural development (SMSC) and British Values. We are educating children in their own locality, but also to live in a wider region, the UK and as world citizens.


We use the religious education progression grid (link below) to support planning and assessment of this subject.

Curriculum progression grid for RE


For more information about religious education, please contact our subject leader, Clare Bastow. 

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