As part of DNEAT, Religious Education is taught weekly as a distinct academic subject.
In each year there is a focus on Christianity plus the opportunity for pupils to learn and evaluate their own views on other world religions.
RE enables pupils to know about and understand Christianity as a living faith that influences the lives of people worldwide and as the religion that has most shaped British culture and heritage.
RE intends to promote religious understanding and respect, and to challenge
prejudice, discrimination and stereotyping.
RE enables pupils to appreciate their own and others’ beliefs and cultures, helping them to develop a clear understanding of the significance of religion in their own area as well as in the world today.
It is concerned with the promotion of each pupil’s self-worth, enabling them to reflect
on their uniqueness as human beings, to share their feelings and emotions with
others and to appreciate the importance of forming and maintaining positive
relationships. We aim to contribute to the development of pupils’ own spiritual/philosophical convictions, exploring and enriching their own beliefs and values
We strongly believe that the purpose of RE is about religious literacy. This means we
aim for children to be able to hold a balanced and well-informed conversation about
religion and belief. In order to fulfil this purpose we provide a balance of theology,
philosophy and human/social sciences within our RE lessons.