RE Subject Lead

Miss R Thatcher

Miss R Thatcher

Subject Lead

Religious Education (RE) has an important place in the curriculum of all schools. It provides 

a safe space for young people to develop their understanding of people, cultures, faiths and relationships. The principal aim of RE is to explore what people believe and what difference this makes to how they live, so that pupils can gain the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to handle questions raised by religion and belief, reflecting on their own ideas and ways of living. 

At Kingsteignton School, we follow the Devon and Torbay Agreed Syllabus 2019 for the teaching of RE. 

The agreed syllabus sets out detailed and extensive programmes that enables pupils to gain a coherent understanding of religions and worldviews, preparing them for life in twenty-first century Britain. It gives teachers clear guidance on how to approach the teaching of RE across all key stages, taking an innovative and rigorous approach that will promote high standards of RE. 


The agreed syllabus understands that all pupils develop understanding of Christianity in each key stage. In addition, across all ages, pupils will develop understanding of the principal religions represented in the UK, in line with the law. These are Islam, Hinduism, Sikhism, Buddhism and Judaism. Furthermore, children from families where non-religious worldviews are held are represented in all of our classrooms. These worldviews, including, for example, Humanism, are also the focus of study in thematic units. To find out which topic your child is currently learning about, see your child’s year groups ‘Long Term Planning’ document (found on the website under curriculum). 


RE Syllabus

RE Curriculum Documents


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