Religious Education

Personal development, particularly in relation to the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of pupils is a key element of education.

The purpose of education is to foster personal growth in order to help realise human potential. The whole of our curriculum at Netherseal St.Peter's Church of England School supports this aim. Spiritual and moral development pervades the entire curriculum and religious education has a particular role to  play within it.

Religious Education is an academic subject and is therefore treated like any other subject: It assessed, moderated and staff receive training. Our R.E. coordinator is Mrs Machell.

Our religious education is a balance between learning about the teaching of world faiths and enabling pupils to draw meaning for their own lives from this learning. We aim for pupils to know about and understand a range of religions and world views; express ideas and insights about the nature, significance and impact of religions and world views; gain and use the skills to engage seriously with religions and world views

Religious Education is taught in accordance with the Derbyshire Agreed Syllabus and with regard to the National Curriculum for R.E. and the Early Years Foundation Curriculum. 

Four major concepts form the basis of R.E. teaching:



Belief and Behaviour

Ways of Seeing the World

R.E is usually taught in discrete units on a two year cycle; links are made with other curriculum areas when appropriate.

At the heart of our R.E. is the teaching of Christianity, rooted in the person and work of Jesus Christ. We teach with a ratio of two thirds Christianity and one third other world faiths. Hinduism, Islam and Sikhism have been chosen as they are the other major faiths represented locally in the nearby town of Burton-upon-Trent and the city of Derby.

Church of England Statement of Entitlement



Parents have the right to withdraw their child from all or part of R.E. by notifying the Headteacher in writing.