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RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

Religious Education (RE), at St Paul’s, has high status as a core area of our curriculum and learning we aim for it to be inspiring to children, developing their knowledge and shaping them as individuals to learn from the subject.

 

As part of a broad and balanced curriculum, high quality religious education (RE) curriculum is essential, enabling us to ensure that children have deep knowledge and understanding, both of Christianity and other religions and beliefs as well as world views.

 

Our religious education curriculum is rich and varied, enabling learners to acquire a thorough knowledge and understanding of the Christian faith, alongside a wide range of opportunities for learners to understand and to make links between the beliefs, practices and value systems of the range of faiths and world views studied, fostering respect for them and those who belong to them.

 

Higher level skills, such as enquiry, analysis, interpretation, evaluation and reflection to deepen their understanding of knowledge and the impact of religion on the world, leading to high attainment.

 

We adopt an enquiry approach that engages with and helps to develop religious and theological literacy; makes links with the Christian values of the school: Compassion, Forgiveness, Justice, Koinonia and Thankfulness and develops spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. We aim that our RE curriculum should have a significant impact on learners – what they know and what they show.

 

All schools have a statutory duty to teach Religious Education. Religious Education (RE) is delivered to all children (apart from those whose parents exercise the right to withdraw) and is seen as high priority in our school. At St Paul’s, we expect that withdrawal from Religious Education will only be made following discussions with the Headteacher and receipt of written confirmation from the parent/carer.