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Northaw CE Primary School and Nursery

Loving for Today, Learning for Tomorrow, Forever in Faith

Religious education

Therefore do not let anyone judge you by what you eat or drink, or with regard to a religious festival, a New Moon celebration or a Sabbath day.


Colossians 2:16

New International Version


At Northaw, religious education enables every child to flourish and live life in all its fullness. It helps educate for dignity and respect encouraging all to live well together. Such an approach is offered through a commitment to generous hospitality, being true to our underpinning faith, but with a deep respect for the integrity of other religious traditions (and worldviews) and for the religious freedom of each person. The Hertfordshire Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education is supplemented by Understanding Christianity. Every year, we dedicate a week to support the Bishop’s Harvest Appeal. We are working towards at least one member of staff having religious education qualifications or receiving specialist training, and all staff teaching religious education having access to subject specific professional development.

Adaptation for Inclusion


We want pupils with SEND to achieve exceptionally well in RE, and have constructed a curriculum that is ambitious and designed to give all pupils, particularly disadvantaged pupils and pupils with SEND, the knowledge and cultural capital they need to succeed in life. The curriculum is successfully adapted to meet the needs of pupils with SEND, developing their knowledge, skills and abilities to apply what they know and can do with increasing fluency and independence.