The learning of the different religions is an integral part of our RE lessons.  At Gillibrand, teachers create a positive attitude to RE learning within their classrooms and reinforce an expectation that all children are capable of achieving high standards in RE


Our whole school approach to the teaching and learning of RE involves the following;

RE is taught in planned topic blocks by the class teacher. Guidance from the Local Authority that all children, of all abilities, are tailored for in each lesson. 

Where possible we teach RE across the curriculum to embed learning and prompt children to identify links across all subjects. 

We plan for real-life opportunities that enable children to find out for themselves. Children are encouraged to ask their own questions and be given opportunities to use their skills and research to discover the answers. 

Planning involves teachers creating practical, engaging lessons with opportunities for questioning in class to test knowledge and skills and assess children regularly to identify those children with gaps in learning. 

Teachers find opportunities to develop children's understanding of the surroundings by accessing outdoor learning both in the local community and wider community and bespoke workshops with experts. 


The successful approach to the teaching of RE at Gillibrand results in a fun, engaging, high quality creative lessons, that ensures progress, retention of knowledge and provides children with foundations for the understanding of the different religions of the world. We provide memorable, life experiences for the children visiting places of worship in our local area of Chorley as well as further afield and receiving visits from members from the different faiths.  We want children to take pride in their RE work and discuss their learning confidently.