Religious Education has a significant role for the development of pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. It encourages pupils to develop their sense of identity and belonging through enquiry and reflection and promotes respect and open-mindedness towards others with different faiths and beliefs.
As a Church of England School with a Christian foundation, we aim to give children the opportunity to learn from the Bible’s teaching each term within the school year. This links with the Christian values that underpin Dennington’s ethos.
At Dennington School beliefs are kept central to RE teaching. We use The Emmanuel Project, a high-quality curriculum developed by the Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich. There are teaching units for Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Sikhism and Judaism. The coverage is around 60% Christianity, reflecting Dennington’s Church of England status.