Religious Education Intent Statement

Religious Education at The Grove
'Relationships are based on four principles: respect, understanding, acceptance and appreciation.'
Mahatma Gandhi
Religious Education has an important role within our curriculum, it provides our children with a safe space to develop their understanding of people, cultures, faiths and relationships. 

The vision for our children is that through Religious Education they can develop the ability to think creatively, be respectful of others, develop empathy and understanding.  We aspire for children to have a coherent understanding of religions and world views, preparing them for life in 21st century Britain.

Through the exploration of key questions and core concepts children will develop their sense of religious and non-religious beliefs and their importance. Religious Education gives children opportunity to develop personally, contributing to their spiritual, moral, cultural and social development and the importance of British Values.


We use the Devon Approved Syllabus to teach Religious Education and follow a two year rolling program.

We enable children to make sense of Religion and understand the impact of their beliefs on people's lives through a multitude of different opportunities, including face to face visitors, visits off-site, hands on activities, looking at artefact, photographs, videos, stories and sharing their own experiences.  


By the time children leave The Grove at 11 years old they will:


  • Develop a tolerance of others, including their beliefs and views

  • Explain what people believe and what differences make to how they live

  • Gain confidence and sensitivity, expressing their own thoughts and beliefs

  • Reflect on their own ideas and ways of living, respecting the rights of others

  • Develop a growth mindset

  • Make connections between local, national and global issues

  • Use ICT skills to embed their learning

  • Gain knowledge and understanding needed to handle questions raised

  • Participate positively in society, with its diverse religions and beliefs

  • Develop empathy and understanding of differences

  • Have an increased passion for learning