Religious Education

Faith and belief

Vision for RE

At Dove Bank, we aim to equip our children with the skills necessary to understand the world around them including faith and belief.

They are encouraged to explore, discuss and understand religious beliefs of all kinds with an open mind.

They are taught to express their own belief and respect beliefs held by others. 

Tolerating other faiths and religions by learning about the similarities and differences will equip our pupils to thrive in today’s multi-cultural society. 

What’s New?

We follow the Leicestershire Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education which divides the curriculum into age-appropriate units to explore faith and religion by means of questioning.

We also benefit from regular visits from the Open the Book team who re-enact Bible stories for our assemblies once a month.

We are well resourced with Bibles and religious artefacts to enhance our learning. 

Subject Leader Biography

Hello everyone, my name is Mrs Heath and I am delighted to be the RE subject leader at Dove Bank.

I enjoy finding out more about the subject so I can stimulate the children’s learning with exciting experiences.

We have sometimes visited churches and had craft days to understand the celebrations of other faiths.

I attend network meetings to keep up to date with any changes to the curriculum as they occur.  


Subject priorities

  1. High Quality teaching – through our weekly Religious Education lessons, we aim to engage, motivate and educate children by teaching high quality lessons. Using Leicestershire Agreed Syllabus, we will help us deliver an effective Religious Educational experience for our pupils. 

  2. Staff Subject Knowledge – at Dove Bank, we are always looking to develop our own practise. Through effective CPD we aim to further enhance our staff subject knowledge and confidence with the teaching of Religious Education. The subject leader keeps up to date with changes in the curriculum to share with staff. 

  3. World Religions – we aim to educate our pupils to understand different faiths as well as Christianity. We will plan a whole school structure where children in each year group have key religions to teach. 
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