Essential characteristics of Religious Education:

An outstanding level of religious understanding and knowledge.
A thorough engagement with a range of ultimate questions about the meaning and significance of existence.
The ability to ask significant and highly reflective questions about religion and demonstrate an excellent understanding of issues related to the nature, truth and value of religion.
A strong understanding of how the beliefs, values, practices and ways of life within any religion cohere together.
Exceptional independence; the ability to think for themselves and take the initiative in, for example, asking questions, carrying out investigations, evaluating ideas and working constructively with others.
Significant levels of originality, imagination or creativity, which are shown in their responses to their learning in RE.
The ability to link the study of religion and belief to personal reflections on meaning and purpose.
Religious Education is an integral part of the life within Dilton Marsh C of E Primary School and our aim is to foster a Christian attitude as well as to present a basic understanding of Christianity. It is important that the children are aware of the richness and diversity of religious belief. Each day we hold a collective worship with the whole school and on a Wednesday we hold a celebration assembly featuring a particular class to which all parents, toddlers and friends are welcome.
Every other week a Minister, from local churches will lead an assembly. Being a church school, Dilton Marsh is in an ideal position to maintain close and regular contact with the church. School services are often in church such as Harvest festival, Christmas Carol service, Christingle and Easter services. Parents have a right to withdraw their child from R.E. but should consult the Headteacher to discuss any implications.