Hertford St Andrew CE Primary School

Love Learning. Aim High. Trust God.

Religious Education

Lead Teacher:  Miss Perry

The intent of Hertford St Andrew Religious Education (RE) curriculum is to engage, inspire and challenge pupils.  The curriculum will support children in becoming religiously and theologically literate and equip them with the knowledge and skills to answer challenging questions, explore different religious beliefs, values and traditions and develop a respectful understanding of our multi-cultural society. Pupils will develop an understanding of how RE prepares them to become resilient and respectful adults. Underpinned by our core values of love, trust, respect, resilience and forgiveness, and building on our bible verse, “Let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds.” Matthew 5:16, we aim for our RE curriculum to contribute to the spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development of our children and staff. Pupils will be afforded opportunities to learn about, and from, religions and worldviews in local, national and global contexts, to challenge, explore and reflect on big questions related to faith. Children will develop a systematic knowledge and understanding of Christianity, principal religions (Islam, Sikhism, Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism), and worldviews, which give life value.


Our religious education curriculum follows the Hertfordshire Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education supported by the Emmanuel Project resource. This resource provides children with a wide range of inspiring opportunities following a three-step learning process of Engage, Enquire and Evaluate.


Christian Values and Worship


Christian Values

Christian Values Education plays an important part of the curriculum at Hertford St Andrew. Each half-term the whole school focuses on a chosen value and time is devoted to explore the value through Collective Worship, Religious Education and PSHE.


Collective Worship

Collective Worship at Hertford St Andrew is very much part of our daily school life. It is planned based on our half-termly values and any religious festivals. Collective Worship is child friendly and interactive and is supported by our Worship and Wellbeing Ambassadors. Worship is led by a range of adults (and children) including the Headteacher, class teachers, Reverend Alan and Tracy Plumpton (from Hertford St Andrew Church), our Wellbeing and Worship Ambassadors and visitors from the wider community. Worship includes Bible readings, songs and hymns, current affairs as well as times for reflection and prayer. As a Church of England school, our worship is an integral part of each school day.

Hertford St Andrew Religious Education Curriculum Overview