Alpington & Bergh Apton C of E VA Primary School

Religious Education

The aim of teaching RE at this school is to enable children to become religiously literate and is valued as highly as our other core subjects.

As a Church of England Voluntary Aided School we teach RE inline with the Norfolk Agreed Syllabus and in accordance with the Church of England Statement of Entitlement (2019) which requires that between 5% and 10% of the whole curriculum teaching time is spent teaching RE and at least 50% of this time must be explicitly Christian.  The children learn about the Christian faith but also about the beliefs and practices of other religions and world views.  The resource Understanding Christianity guides our learning of core concepts of Christianity, through this the children learn that the Christian religion is multi-cultural and practiced world wide. As part of their learning the children visit local places of worship used by a range of faith groups.

Each term we hold a whole school RE day which focuses on an area of RE learning. Last year the focus was on Muslim prayer (a visit to a local mosque), Creation and the Trinity. See our gallery for pictures of learning in action.

SIAMS Inspection

We are pleased to inform parents of our very successful Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS) inspection. As a Church of England School our ethos,teaching of RE and Collective Worship is regularly inspected. We are delighted that the inspector judged our Ethos and Leadership and Management of a C of E School to be Outstanding, we are also pleased with the Good judgements on the impact of Collective Worship and effectiveness of religious education.

“This is as a result of teaching which is consistently good and sometimes outstanding, and the Christian values which the school emphasises.”

“The RE curriculum enables pupils to acquire a sound knowledge of the Christian faith.”

“The subject leader is well informed and capable, despite only being in the role formally from the start of this term.”