Religious Education Vision
Religious Education should engage, inspire, and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to explore difficult philosophical questions, develop an understanding of different religious beliefs and also encourage them to reflect on their own ideas and way of living. RE helps children to combat prejudice, appreciate diversity and promotes the integral values of tolerance and respect. In this way, the RE curriculum contributes towards establishing British values and aids children’s spiritual, moral, social, and cultural development. RE has an important role in preparing pupils for adult life, employment, and lifelong learning.
Our RE curriculum enables pupils to develop a rich knowledge and deep understanding of the Christian faith. They will also learn about Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Sikhism and Buddhism. Through high quality RE teaching, children will develop a wide range of skills including enquiry, interpretation, evaluation, and reflection. Pupils are encouraged to participate in philosophical discussions and explore their own ideas and beliefs in a classroom environment where they feel heard, respected, and understood.
- Pupils develop open, sensitive, reflective, and critical approaches to understanding humankind’s varied religions and beliefs, exploring practices, values, beliefs and lifestyles, relating these to their own experiences and to questions in everyday life.
- Acquire and develop knowledge and understanding of Christianity and the other principal religions and beliefs represented in the UK and globally.
- Develop an understanding of the influence of beliefs, values and traditions on individuals, communities, societies, and cultures.
- Develop positive attitudes of respect towards other people who hold views and beliefs different from their own, and towards living in a society of diverse religions and beliefs.
- Develop the ability to make reasoned and informed judgements about religious and moral issues with reference to the teachings of the principal religions and beliefs represented in the UK.
- Enhance their spiritual, moral, social and cultural education by developing awareness of fundamental questions of life, responding to such questions with reference to religions and beliefs and reflecting on their own beliefs values and experiences.