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Our school values – The 6 Rs (resilience, reflection, resourcefulness, respect, reasoning and responbility) underpin everything we do at Thaxted Primary School. The knowledge and understanding gained in Religious Education lessons ensures that our children are sent out into the wider world with respect for others and an understanding of the similarities and differences between belief groups.

At Thaxted Primary School, RE is a valuable part of the curriculum offering opportunities for personal reflection and spiritual development, deepening the understanding of the significance of religion in the lives of others – individually, communally and cross culturally. It provides a key context to develop young people’s understanding and appreciation of diversity, to promote shared values and to challenge discrimination.


Following the announcement from Essex LA for all to schools to implement the new Essex SACRE Agreed Syllabus by September 2023, the Saffron Academy Trust has written a comprehensive and complete scheme of work.

At Thaxted Primary School, we follow the Saffron Academy Trust RE Scheme:

  • Mirrors the Essex SACRE Agreed Syllabus 2022
  • Designed and developed by teachers for pupils
  • Incorporates evidenced-based cognitive approaches to teaching and learning
  • Ensures high-quality, purposeful outcomes for each enquiry
  • Endorsed by Essex LA and Essex SACRE

We teach RE through 3 distinct lenses. In line with the Essex SACRE 2022 Syllabus, the SAT RE Scheme explores Religious Education through three distinct lenses.

The hallmarks of the scheme are that it is Accessible, Consistent and Engaging for all.