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North Crescent Primary School

‘Guiding explorers of the future’

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At North Crescent Primary School we follow the scheme of work published by Essex SACRE.


Why is teaching RE important?

To an increasing degree Essex reflects the rich heritage of culture and diversity of the United Kingdom today. Currently the percentage of the population of Essex from minority ethnic heritage is just over 12% and increasing. We live in an era of globalisation in which the internet encourages participation in public discussion of issues in a new and revolutionary way. A wide variety of beliefs have become more visible locally, nationally and internationally. The impact of religion on society and public life is constantly brought to public attention through extensive media coverage, more often than not with particular emphasis on the negative. For many people their religion continues to form a crucial part of their culture and identity.


The contribution RE makes to the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of pupils is unique. No other subject or area of study is better placed to encourage pupils to explore their opinions, pre-conceptions and attitudes and to understand those of the people they know now and will meet in the future.


RE contributes significantly to pupils’ personal development and well-being and to community cohesion by promoting mutual respect and tolerance and challenging stereotypes. Exploring the roles of religion and belief in the spiritual, moral and cultural lives of people helps pupils develop moral awareness and social understanding.


Essex Agreed Syllabus
(Currently under review by Essex SACRE. A new syllabus will be ready for full implementation in September 2022)