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Howitt Primary Community School

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At Howitt Primary Community School we believe that Religious Education (RE) is vital to the children’s well-being and helps prepare children for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life.  We value RE for its contribution to the development of the children’s own beliefs and values, and sense of identity.  It is delivered in line with the Derbyshire and Derby City Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education.

The intent of RE:

RE explores big questions about life, to find out what people believe and what difference this makes to how they live, so that pupils can make sense of religion, reflecting on their own ideas and ways of living.


We aim to ensure that children:

  • Know about and understand a range of religions and worldviews.
  • Express ideas and insights about the nature, significance and impact of religions and worldviews.
  • Gain and deploy the skills needed to engage seriously with religions and worldviews.


Through the Derbyshire syllabus we can achieve the aims by teaching the key questions based on the main three strands.

  • Believing
  • Expressing
  • Living


Although our main focus in on Christianity, we recognise the importance of the children learning from other major faiths and as the children move through the school they are given the opportunity to look more closely at other faiths as required in the agreed syllabus.