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Religious Education

RE Curriculum Intent Implementation and Impact



The primary purpose of Catholic Religious Education is to come to know and understand God’s revelation which is fulfilled in the person of Jesus Christ.

Religious Education is concerned not only with intellectual knowledge but also includes emotional and affective learning (2012 Curriculum Directory)


Religious Education should make a significant contribution to the pupils’ spiritual and moral development.




  • Use the ‘The Way, The Truth and The Life’ program and other appropriate resources.
  • Every lesson should create the opportunity for pupils to develop the skills to reflect spiritually and morally.
  • Create sense of spirituality and awe and wonder
  • Use scripture to deepen pupils’ reflections on the word of God.
  • Use inspirational artwork, images and artefacts to illuminate ideas and themes
  • Build relationships within the class on care and mutual respect- the 5 caring Cs
  • Teachers meet with pupils to identify their best work and discuss their strengths and areas for development.
  • Pupils reflect on/write about what they know and have learnt, and think about their next steps. (Metacognition )



  • Development of the whole child
  • Excellent behaviour as pupils apply themselves across the whole school
  • In lessons, they strive to produce their best work and work collaboratively with others.
  • Pupils show an understanding of God’s love for all.
  • Pupils consider their interaction with the world and their perception of life.
  • Influence pupils’ life choices.