The Religious Education element of our school curriculum’s purpose is to engage, inspire, challenge, and encourage our pupils to explore different religious beliefs, values and traditions. We further expose our pupils to other non-religious and worldviews which may, or may not, reflect their own beliefs and those represented by our local community.
All classes in the school follow the programme as set out by the Worcestershire Agreed Syllabus on Religious Education.
It is intended that R.E. lessons will provide pupils and staff opportunities to:
- Consider ‘big’ questions and reflect on such questions in order to better understand their own beliefs and the beliefs of others – whether faith based, non-faith based or humanist.
- To encourage pupils to develop their sense of identity and belonging, in order to flourish within
- Communities, as responsible citizens in society and global communities.
- Know about and understand a range of religious and world views – including humanist views
- Express ideas and insights about the nature, significance and impact of religions and worldviews
- Gain and deploy the skills needed to engage seriously with religions and worldviews.
RE is usually taught for one session each week across the school or lessons may be blocked when appropriate. Lessons in RE are theme led and structured around key questions from the Agreed Syllabus.