Lady Joanna Thornhill (Endowed) Primary School

Learning for the Head, Heart and Hand

Religious Education


At Lady Joanna Thornhill (Endowed) Primary School, we are encouraging and challenging pupils to think about ideas, express themselves and listen to and learn to respect others through our RE curriculum. We provide pupils with opportunities to explore and answer questions arising from religion and beliefs through thoughtful and reflective collaboration. We believe that it is important that we instil an understanding in pupils that we may have different beliefs as well as helping them to show compassion to others.

The overall aim for our RE curriculum at Lady Joanna is to engage and promote creativity, encourage resilience, provide opportunities for collaboration and demonstrate compassion. Our sequence of learning follows our Head, Heart and Hand curriculum, we want all pupils to be curious, aim high and question the world around them so that they can develop an understanding and the skills needed to appreciate and respond to key questions, as well as developing responses and questions of their own.

Schools have a statutory duty to teach R.E. with the curriculum being determined by the local Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education (SACRE) which is responsible for producing the locally agreed syllabus for R.E. At Lady Joanna Thornhill (Endowed) Primary School follows the Kent agreed syllabus for R.E

RE Sequence of Learning