RE contributes to pupils’ education in our school through challenging questions about meaning and purpose in life, beliefs about God, issues of right and wrong and what it means to be human. Pupils learn about religious and non-religious worldviews allowing them to discover, explore and consider different answers to these questions. They learn skills to interpret, analyse, evaluate and critically respond to the views that religious and non-religious worldviews make. Pupils learn to express their insights and to agree or disagree respectfully. Teaching will enable pupils to appreciate that worldviews are complex, diverse and have influence on individuals, communities, societies and cultures.
RE provides opportunities for personal reflection and pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development as it encourages them to examine the significance of their learning in relation to themselves and others. It enables pupils to explore their own beliefs, ideas, feelings, experiences and values in the light of what they learn. Our Religious Education encourages empathy and respect and allows pupils to develop their own sense of identity and belonging. It also promotes respect for the right of others to hold different beliefs, values and ideas.