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"51% of the population in England and Wales believe high quality RE promotes tolerance, respect and mutual understanding." Religious Education Council, 2020.

Appleton Thorn's Approach to RE Learning

Our intent is to engage all children with a positive attitude towards learning about people, events, and concepts from a range of world views. Our vision for RE is that children acquire the skills, knowledge and understanding required for academic success, alongside a programme of enrichment activities that utilises the diverse nature of the school community and promotes an awareness of where a pupil's own world view sits in relation to the world views of others.

Through the implementation of high quality lessons children have the opportunity to consistently support, evaluate and challenge their own and others’ views using detailed, appropriate and accurate information derived from a range of sources. The pattern of 'think, reflect, debate, discuss and evaluate' actively encouraged, formulating and refining questions, observations and points of view. Our ambitious RE scheme provides opportunities for the 'three ways of knowing' to progress all children's learning as they move through the school. Teachers show and encourage our children to respect and show acceptance to others, and our RE curriculum enjoys many close ties with the wider curriculum, whole school ethos and Fundamental British Values. 50% of our RE curriculum is dedicated to the Christianity, with 50% devoted in equal measure to other worldviews, both religious and non-religious. 

The impact of our approach to RE results in well-rounded, enthuastic learners with a resilience and solid foundation that leaves them ready for the next stage of their education.

You can find out more about how we teach RE by reading our 'One Page Wonder' 

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