Hazelmere Junior School

Religious Education

Statement of Intent

At Hazelmere junior School we believe children should be exposed to all different religions, faiths, and cultures in order to create an understanding of the world around them. We want to develop children’s thinking so that they are able to grow into free thinkers. We keep in mind the future of our children and believe it is important that children can grow into adults who can hold knowledgeable discussions about important global matters.

We value the religious background of all members of the school community and believe RE has an important role for the pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. We promote respect towards those with other faiths and beliefs than our own. We encourage the children to develop their own sense of identity and belonging through self-awareness and reflection.

It is important that RE allows children to develop their own personal awareness and therefore, teaching encompasses more than teaching facts about religions. Children can explore their own identity, human relationships, right and wrong and philosophical questions. All religions and their communities are treated with respect and sensitivity.

Key aims

We implement the Essex Agreed Syllabus 2022, using the Saffron Academy Trust RE scheme. The main aims of this syllabus are:

  • To know about and understand a range of religious and non-religious worldviews by learning to see these through theological, philosophical and human/social science lenses.
  • To express ideas and insights about the nature, significance and impact of religious and non-religious worldviews through a multidisciplinary approach.
  • To gain and deploy skills rooted in theology, philosophy and the human/social sciences engaging critically with religious and non-reliigous worldviews.


Hazelmere - Curriculum Map (RE)

Hazelmere - Progression of Skills (RE)