Specific Curriculum Information

Religious Education

Our teaching of Religious Education follows the guidance given in the latest Agreed Syllabus for Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire:-

Religious  Education for All

The Agreed Syllabus for RE in Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire


Using this Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education, we will enable our pupils to discover more about religion as well as other world views as we assist them to apply their learning to a range of topics. Our pupils are encouraged to express ideas and insights into key questions which face all human beings as we travel through life. They will take part in lessons, and could also receive visitors to school sharing a range of religious viewpoints and undertake their own visits to varied places of worship, Covid permitting.

Through these experiences they will gain insights and knowledge to help equip them as responsible citizens, ready to contribute positively to our society and the wider world.

The three-fold aims of RE in Nottingham City and the County will ensure that our pupils:

  1. Know and understand a range of religions and world views which will allow them to recognise the diversity which exists in our city and wider society.
  2. Can express ideas and insights  about the nature, significance and the impact of religions and world views as they develop their own personal views on a range of issues
  3. Develop and use skills which will assist them to engage seriously with religions and world views

By following the Agreed Syllabus, RE will also contribute to a whole range of school priorities.  Study of religious and world views will also promote spiritual, cultural, social and moral development, and will support pupils’ understanding of British Values such as acceptance and respect for others who hold different world views.

If you would like to know more about the Agreed Syllabus a copy can be made available for you to read in school. Please contact Valerie.jones@nottscc.gov.uk for more information

Download our RE Policy

Download our Collective Worship Policy

Relationships, Sex and Health Education

Sex education is not taught as a separate subject but in accordance with the guidelines issued by the Local Authority and approved by the Governing Body. This is usually as part of a topic on ‘Ourselves’ and includes talking about the children’s feelings, their similarities and differences and names for parts of the body.

Download our Relationships, Sex and Health Education Policy

Educational Visits and Workshops

We arrange a wide variety of educational visits and workshops for the children during the year. These visits and workshops are all planned to enhance and extend work being carried out in class and are of great value to the children. Many of these visits utilise the facilities we have locally but occasionally we like to take the children further afield or bring specialist outside providers into the school.

In organising visits we comply with the Local Authority’s charging policy which means we can only ask for voluntary contributions towards the cost of outings. The amount is kept to a minimum but children whose parents feel unable to make a contribution will still be able to take part. However, should the outing be seriously underfunded, then it would sadly have to be cancelled. The Governing Body has adopted the Local Authority’s standard charging and remissions policy for schools. A copy of which can be found in the Policies section of this website.

What our parents say:

"The children develop a strong bond with their teachers, and there is good evidence of the vision of the headteacher." "The opportunities provided for the children are excellent." "The headteacher goes the extra mile to make sure that parents feel involved, supported and satisfied with their children's experience of school." "We are delighted with the excellent standard of teaching." "Abigail really enjoys going to school and has made really good progress."
Beeston Rylands Junior School