Religious Education

 

Intent

Our children will be inquisitive, resilient, respectful and accepting individuals who are able to express and articulate their own ideas and insights about the diverse world that we live in. They will aspire to be the very best they can be and contribute to our school and the wider community in a positive way. They will have an understanding of world faiths and other beliefs, and develop a tolerance for others and a confidence to make their own informed decisions.

While the religious divisions in our world are self-evident, many people believe that religious conflict is always caused by a lack of education.

(Sam Harris)

Implementation

We believe that Religious Education should be an exciting activity for all our children to share in, and regard it as a particular area of learning where Christian values and the school ethos can come alive in the classrooms. We employ a variety of teaching approaches to support the learning. We want to enable our children to think about themselves, their feelings, their relationships, and their uniqueness as human beings made in the image of God.

As a voluntary controlled Church of England School we follow the East Sussex Agreed Syllabus. We adopt an enquiry approach to teaching RE, covering Christianity, Hinduism, Islam and Judaism. 

 RE Progression Map