Religious Education at Elston All Saints Anglican/ Methodist Church ensures that our pupils gain a
thorough knowledge of Christianity which reflects the Christian heritage of our school, our local
community and our country. It also informs the children about other religions represented in
Britain and throughout the world today.
As a Christian school, we aim to ensure that a set of personal values and beliefs, based on this
Christian distinctiveness, are developed by each pupil. Religious Education, therefore, makes an
important contribution to pupils' personal, spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and
health education and citizenship. Citizenship and PSHE in collaboration with RE gives pupils the
knowledge, skills and understanding they need to lead confident, healthy, independent lives and
to become informed, active and responsible citizens with a good understanding of how to
demonstrate British values both in and out of school.
RE is taught in line with the guidance from Nottingham and Southwell Diocese and the
Nottinghamshire Agreed Syllabus 2015/2020. (See below)
In September 2015, schools in the County of Nottinghamshire were issued with the Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education, “RE for All”. Through the use of the Syllabus we use RE to enable our pupils to gain insights and knowledge to equip them as responsible members in our society. The Syllabus we follow encourages pupils to discover more about religion and world views on a range of topics. They are encouraged to express ideas and insights into key questions which face all human beings as we travel through life. The three fold aims of RE in Nottinghamshire will ensure that our pupils:
know and understand a range of religions and world views which will allow them to recognise diversity which exists in our society.
can express ideas and insights about the nature, significance and the impact of religions and world views as they develop their own personal views on a range of issues
develop and use skills which will assist them to engage seriously with religions and world views
By following the Agreed Syllabus, RE will contribute to a whole range of school priorities. Their study will promote spiritual, cultural, social and moral development, as well as enabling them to consider British Values such as tolerance and respect for other who hold different world views.
If you would like to know more about the Nottinghamshire Agreed Syllabus a copy is available for you to read in the school.