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Enfield Learning Trust

Religious Education


We aim to ensure that all pupils develop:

  • an outstanding level of religious understanding and knowledge.
  • a thorough engagement with a range of ultimate questions about the meaning and significance of existence.
  • the ability to ask significant and highly reflective questions about religion and demonstrate an excellent understanding of issues related to the nature, truth and value of religion.
  • a strong understanding of how the beliefs, values, practices and ways of life within any religion cohere together.
  • exceptional independence; the ability to think for themselves and take the initiative in, for example, asking questions, carrying out investigations, evaluating ideas and working constructively with others.
  • significant levels of originality, imagination or creativity, which are shown in their responses to their learning in RE.
  • the ability to link the study of religion and belief to personal reflections on meaning and purpose.
  • a wide knowledge and deep understanding across a wide range of religions and beliefs. 


  • We use ‘Discovery RE’ to support the planning and delivery of an engaging curriculum.
  • Teachers use an enquiry approach to explore six of the world’s principal religions.
  • Pupils participate in a weekly lesson which focuses on subject knowledge, critical/evaluative thinking and personal spiritual development.  
  • Lessons build on prior learning and knowledge and skills are developed year on year.



  • During and/after lessons, pupils are assessed through informal assessment techniques: questioning, conferencing, reviewing written work against learning objective/success criteria, short retrieval activities, flashbacks.
  • At the end of a unit, we expect that the vast majority of pupils will have remembered and be fluent in their understanding of the “milestones.”

          Milestone 1: Year 1/2;    Milestone 2: Year 3/4;    Milestone 3 Year: 5/6