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Religious Education (RE) is an important curriculum subject in its own right and also makes a valuable contribution to the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of our pupils.


The teaching of RE allows children to learn about and from religions and other world views, and to reflect on what the religious ideas and concepts mean to them. It allows children to develop an understanding of the influence of beliefs, values and traditions on individuals, communities, societies and cultures and appreciate the value of differences and similarities.



We follow The Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education in Calderdale, Kirklees and Leeds 2019-2024, entitled 'Believing and Belonging'. The syllabus is enquiry based, focusing around investigations of key questions and pupils’ personal reflection. Christianity, Islam, Judaism and Sikhism are studied in depth alongside non-religious world views. We encourage children to think about their own views and values in relation to the themes and topics studied in the RE curriculum.

As a Voluntary Controlled Church of England school, we also include some additional units from the 'Understanding Christianity' scheme of learning, this ensures our RE curriculum reflects the requirement for 50% of the teaching to be on Christianity, whilst also including coverage of a range of religions and worldviews, and the diversity within them.


At Headlands RE is taught in regular, timetabled slots, weekly slots. 


Further guidance around the teaching of RE can be found in the following 'RE Statement of Entitlement' document published by the diocese.