Religious Education and Collective Worship

Statement of Intent for Religious Education and Collective Worship


The opportunities in RE will increase children's knowledge, understanding and respect for the beliefs and practices of a variety of faiths.  Teaching will develop children's moral and spiritual development and promote the principles of a democratic and multi-cultural society and relate these to their own life experiences.  


Religious Education Protocol 

Religious Education and Collective Worship content

The principal content for the RE curriculum 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 question, as well as develop responses of their own’.

We have a daily act of collective worship as a Whole-school, Key Stage or Bay Assemblies in accordance with legal requirements.

Curriculum design for Religious Education and Collective Worship:

Our curriculum is supported by The Swindon Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education.  At Eldene we use the ‘RE Today’ Scheme of Work which follows a curriculum map which outlines the units of study for each year group.  RE is taught as a discrete subject and can be made cross curricular if clear links are available, for example Diwali. 

Classes regularly visit the local Church to support their learning of the Christian faith. A minister from the group of local churches visits school to lead assemblies on a termly basis. Visitors from other faiths may visit to enhance learning in other units of work where this can be arranged.

Parents/ Carers have the right to withdraw their child from RE lessons and/or collective worship if they wish. Please see our RE Protocol for further information.

Curriculum Choices for RE:

  • Swindon Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education (2022-2027)
  • Special weeks/Days/Religious Festivals/Assemblies

Our leader for RE is Mrs Kellett. If you would like to know more about RE teaching, please ask at the school office.