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Religious Education

Our Religious Education curriculum inspires challenging questions about a range of subjects, such as, the ultimate meaning of life, beliefs about God/Gods, the self, and issues of right and wrong. It develops pupils’ knowledge and understanding of Christianity, Buddhism, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Sikhism, and non-religious world-views. Additionally, RE contributes to our pupils’ personal development, and promotes mutual respect and tolerance in a diverse society.

RE is taught in a variety of ways at Dorchester, such as through stories and drama to enhance the pupils’ learning. The delivery of RE is not always taught as a weekly lesson. It can also be through RE Days (whole school, key stage, phase, class), or larger blocks of RE. There is also some cross-curricular coverage of RE including teaching through other subjects, whole school events, assemblies and collective worship.