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Religious Education

Religious Education at Newfield


At Newfield we offer a broad and balanced curriculum, which promotes the spiritual, moral, social, and cultural development of pupils in which Religious Education plays an important part. We follow the Brent Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education 2023, with some adaptations which aims to help pupils value and understand themselves, as well as their place and contribution to their local community.


The curriculum supports pupils to develop a secure knowledge and understanding of the major world faiths and incorporates the main religious traditions of Great Britain and focuses on the key religions represented in the Borough, which include large representation of Christianity, Islam and Hinduism. The curriculum also allows pupils to reflect and celebrate minority faiths, worldviews, non-religious world views and other ethical, non-theistic belief system, such as Humanism. 


We believe that Religious Education should be an active enquiry process, with meaningful, well-informed, and balanced conversations, using a variety of disciplines to apply, interpret, analyse, and evaluate what they have learnt about other religions and worldviews when considering spiritual, ethical, moral, and social issues. Through enquiry, pupils not only are able to share their own beliefs and values, but build their knowledge and gain a deeper understanding by forming a relationship with what they learn about other religions and worldviews. By comparing this with their own, they can then consider and reflect meaningfully to create a more informed view of the world and their place in it.


At Newfield Primary School we know that, within the context of SEND, personalisation of the curriculum is key so that each individual’s priorities can be considered in order to prepare them adequately for adulthood with the best possible quality of life. Our ambitious curriculum can be successfully adapted to meet the needs of pupils with SEND, developing their knowledge, skills and abilities to apply what they know with increasing fluency and independence. We believe that it is vital that our pupils are equipped with the tools needed to become independent, inquisitive learners in all subjects and that pupils with SEND achieve the very best outcome and reach their full potential.

Religious Education Programmes of Study and Progression