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Our vision for Religious Education at Hatherley Infant School is to provide opportunities for pupils to reflect on their own beliefs and values, to confidently seek guidance when faced with moral dilemmas and to use their understanding of different cultures and religions to understand themselves and the world around them.

The Gloucestershire Agreed Syllabus is used to inform the planning of RE. We aim to give the children an understanding of the beliefs of both Christianity and Islam and an awareness of other religions and their teachings. The syllabus reflects that we live in a multi-cultural community and all faiths are to be respected and valued. Within the teaching programme of RE children are given first hand experiences of places of worship and religious practice through visits to local places of worship, visitors in school and artefacts.

The role of RE plays an integral part in children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.