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Religious Education & SMSC

The main aim of Religious Education is to encourage respect for all beliefs and cultures as well as helping to promote the pupils’ spiritual, moral, physical and cultural development. The work in school is based on aspects of The Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education (Nottinghamshire), which is adapted to meet the needs of the students within the school. The teaching of RE should also help pupils to learn about religion as well as learning from religion. The teaching of RE is a legal requirement under the Education Act (1996) which requires that RE should be taught to all pupils in full-time education in school except for those pupils withdrawn at the request of their parents. The Importance of RE:

  • RE develops the pupil’s knowledge and understanding 
  • RE enhances pupil’s awareness and understanding of religious beliefs, teachings, and practices, forms of expression, family life, communities and cultures.
  • RE offers opportunities for personal reflection and spiritual development.
  • RE encourages pupils to learn from different religious beliefs, values and traditions.
  • RE encourages pupils to develop a sense of belonging and identity.
  • RE enables pupils to flourish within their communities as well as individually as citizens in a multicultural, society.
  • RE is important in preparing pupils for adult life, employment and lifelong learning
  • RE helps students to show respect, kindness, tolerance towards others.
  • RE enables pupils to become more aware of ethical and moral issues within the community and society as a whole.
  • RE is also important in helping our students to express their feelings, thoughts and in helping them to make choices and decisions. 


The pupils in Early Years and in Key stage 1 and 2, the curriculum is presented throughout the day, through play and daily routines with opportunities for 1:1 and group work which takes full account of personal, social and emotional development. Pupils within Key Stage 3-5 now follow a Cross Curricula Syllabus, in which all foundation and core subjects are based on particular themes which change each term. Religious Education is incorporated within those themes, under the heading, ‘Knowledge & Understanding'’ along with Science.

For further information regarding RE and SMSC at Rosehill School please contact our RE and SMSC Lead Amy Davies