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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.



  • The curriculum is the progression model. If pupils are able to demonstrate they are able to know and remember more against our curriculum expectations they are making good progress and attaining expected standards.
  • During and/after lessons, pupils are assessed through informal assessment techniques: questioning, conferencing, reviewing written work against learning objective/success criteria, short retrieval activities.
  • At the end of units, pupils are assessed using high quality conversations and class-based tasks.