In our school, Religious Education is a core subject. As this, it is taught weekly and aims to teach deep knowledge and understanding of different faiths and the promotion of British Values, especially respect and tolerance.
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 faiths and world views studied, fostering a sense of respect for them and those who belong to them.
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.