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At Sandown Primary School, we follow the East Sussex Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education. This syllabus was updated in 2022 and will be reevaluated in 2027. The Christianity units that tie in with the scheme are supported by the Understanding Christianity scheme of work.

Our intent for Religious Education at Sandown is to give pupils the tools needed to explore what people believe and what difference this makes to how they live. Through this, it allows pupils to gain the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to handle questions raised by religion and belief, reflecting on their own ideas and ways of living.

RE is at the core of our democracy values. It allows pupil to develop positive attitudes, tolerance and respect to those who share similar or different beliefs to themselves.

Faiths which are part of our Curriculum include: Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism and those of non-beliefs.

The RE scheme contains 3 core principles that underpin the teaching and learning parts of the curriculum.

These are:

  • Making sense of beliefs
  • Understanding the impact
  • Making connections

Please click here to read our RE curriculum overview.

For additional information about this subject, please contact the school office and ask to speak to the subject leader.