At the St Thomas a Becket C of E Federation, we intend to develop reflective, discerning and caring pupils who are able to develop their own beliefs and a sense of identity, while also respecting and understanding people of all faiths. We intend that every pupil will learn about and develop respect for the main world religions as due to significant global events, there is an increased need for all our pupils to receive high quality RE teaching. We intend to deepen the children’s understanding of the Christian faith through the use of the Understanding Christianity scheme whilst also exploring Bible stories through our Collective Worship, local clergy and our Open the Book team. By re-visiting key RE concepts through a carefully designed sequence of learning and by creating a safe environment to ask questions in, we are enabling our pupils to develop a lifelong love of learning. Our unique settings and Christian values support the spiritual and personal development of our pupils.