Religious Education (RE) plays an important role in defining the school’s distinctive Christian character. The subject is regarded as a core subject within the school’s curriculum. It has a vital role in developing and deepening pupil's understanding of Christianity, in all its forms, and fostering appreciation and understanding of other faith traditions.
As the Church of England document, ‘Making a difference? A review of Religious Education in Church of England schools 2014’ recommends that the RE curriculum in all schools should,
“…….ensure it provides a more coherent, progressive and challenging approach to the teaching of Christianity within the context of the wider exploration of the diversity of religion and belief in the modern world”
“……explore ways of extending pupils’ ability to think theologically and engage in theological enquiry as part of their learning in RE”
RE Statement of Entitlement
RE teaching at this school will be in line with the recommendations of the Statement of Entitlement for Church Schools, published by the Church of England Education Office (June 2016), see link below:
Christianity will, therefore, be no less than two thirds of RE curriculum time. The teaching of Christianity is core to the teaching of RE in this Church of England school. However, as a Church school we have a duty to foster an accurate and increasing understanding of world religions and world views. As a result, pupils will gain greater insight into the world in which they are growing up. They will also learn to appreciate the faith of others and develop a deeper understanding of their own ideas and beliefs. These outcomes must contribute to harmonious relationships within and between communities, promoting social inclusion and combating prejudice and discrimination.
Religious Education Policy