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Greenhill Primary School

Religious Education

Our R.E. curriculum is designed to develop compassionate individuals, who think and act with respect, and with understanding of the views of others, including an understanding of the beliefs and practices of religions and other world views.   

R.E. lessons provide opportunities for children to gain a greater understanding of the identity and diversity of their local community. Within a respectful and nurturing environment, children are actively encouraged to discuss and respect the differences between people, such as differences of faith, ethnicity, disability, gender or sexuality and differences of family situations.   

The R.E. curriculum underpins pupils' spiritual, emotional and moral development, enabling pupils to better understand themselves and others and to cope with the opportunities, challenges and responsibilities of living in a rapidly changing, multicultural world. Our curriculum gives children the opportunity to reflect upon and discuss their own views, whilst investigating the beliefs and practices of others. Children are challenged to consider difficult ethical and moral questions such as the meaning, purpose and value of life. During their time at Greenhill Primary School, children will develop their religious literacy and learn how to have respectful, restorative and positive interactions with others. We aim to equip all our young people with these essential skills for adult life and lifelong learning so they will leave us with high aspirations to live and work as active, purposeful citizens of Leeds alongside people of all beliefs and cultures. 

At Greenhill, we follow the Leeds Agreed syllabus for Religious Education.

The syllabus uses and reflects the Curriculum Framework for RE in England published by the RE
Council in 2013. It adapts this non-statutory guidance to respond to local needs and

To achieve a broad and balanced curriculum, the syllabus is built around three aims. R.E. should
ensure that all pupils:

  • Investigate the beliefs and practices of religions and other world views;
  • Investigate how religions and other world views address questions of meaning, purpose and
  • Investigate how religions and other world views influence morality, identity and diversity.