We believe that religious education has the potential to challenge children in seeking out answers to complex questions about the issues of right or wrong; the meaning and purpose of life and what it means to be human. By developing pupils’ knowledge and understanding of the world’s major religions and religious traditions, children are equipped with the necessary tools to answer questions such as these.
Through RE, pupils develop their knowledge of world faiths, and their understanding and awareness of the beliefs, values and traditions of other individuals and cultures. We encourage our pupils to ask questions about the world and their place in it, and to reflect on their own beliefs, values and experiences. In doing so, children are taught the importance of mutual respect and tolerance towards a diverse school community and wider society, whilst building their own sense of identity and belonging.
The school’s curriculum for RE also explores aspects of Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Education (SMSC). The children are encouraged to develop their own moral compass and reflect upon their beliefs and cultural practices. As a subject, RE is therefore important in contributing to pupils’ personal development.
We use the agreed Berkshire Religious Education statutory syllabus content from the scheme ‘Discovery RE’ as the basis for our curriculum. Please see the links below: