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Brierley Forest

Primary and Nursery School



At Brierley Forest Primary and Nursery School we believe it is vital that all children are equipped with knowledge, understanding and respect of moral, cultural, spiritual and social similarities and differences of our diverse community and the wider world. We aim to enable our children to feel empowered about themselves whilst still developing a tolerance and respect of others. It is our belief that whilst our children may encounter view, beliefs and people they may not agree with that they will develop resilience in order to handle situations in a safe environment within our school, community and the wider world. 


It is our legal responsibility to promote British Values within our school. 

Democracy: This is promoted through our school council, governors and both parent and pupil voice.

Rule of Law: This is promoted through our school values, school rules and individual classroom charters/rules which the children mutually agree upon.

Individual Liberty: This is promoted through actively encouraging our children to make their own choice, exercise their rights and personal freedom

Respect and Tolerance: These are the heart of our values and are promoted through encouraging curiosity, intervening when children hear or see unacceptable behaviours and treating each other with kindness and respect regardless of our differences.



Religious  Education for All

The Agreed Syllabus for RE in Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire



Our teaching of Religious Education follows the guidance given in the latest Agreed

Syllabus for 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 for more information