Religious Education: Statement of Intent

The aim of the Religious Education (RE) curriculum offer at Oakway Academy is to enable children to acquire and develop knowledge and understanding of Christianity and the other principal religions represented in Great Britain, whilst reflecting the overall aims and values of the Academy. The context of the local community has been carefully considered and integrated into the RE curriculum. RE is taught weekly through a carefully developed, ambitious curriculum, which is in line with Northamptonshire’s local Agreed Syllabus for the teaching of Religious Education. Learning is well sequenced and progressive across year groups and key stages and is integrated with other curriculum subjects where there are clear links. We aim for children to cultivate the ability to make reasoned and informed judgements about religious, moral and social issues so they can accept and discuss the belief structures of those from different cultural backgrounds, enabling them to become part of a tolerant and respectful world.