Religious Education Vision Statement
At Southglade Primary and Nursery School the main aim of Religious Education is to encourage respect for all beliefs and cultures as well as helping to promote the children’s spiritual, moral, physical and cultural development. Through a series of celebration days children investigate and learn about different religions and worldviews, giving them the knowledge and understanding that they require in order to develop their own ideas, values and identities. This development of critical thinking skills will enable the children to thoughtfully discuss and evaluate the religious diversity that they encounter, helping them to develop tolerance and empathy for a world of difference. Cross-curricular links will be made wherever possible to inspire and motivate learners.
At Southglade Primary and Nursery School we follow 'The Agreed Syllabus for RE in Nottinghamshire', 2015-2020. In November 2020, schools in both Nottinghamshire and the city of Nottingham will be issued with a revised Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education, 'RE for all' 2021-2026.
The aim of Religious Education is that pupils will know about and
understand a range of religions and world views. They will express ideas and insights
of their own into the significant human questions which religions address, gaining and
deploying the skills needed to study religion.
At Southglade Primary and Nursery School the curriculum for religious education aims to ensure that all pupils:
A. Know about and understand a range of religions and world views, so that they can:
• Describe, explain and analyse beliefs and practices, recognising the diversity
which exists within and between communities;
• Identify, investigate and respond to questions posed by, and responses offered by
some of the sources of wisdom1 found in religions and world views;
• Appreciate and appraise the nature, significance and impact of different ways of
life and ways of expressing meaning.
B. Express ideas and insights about the nature, significance and impact of religions
and world views, so that they can:
• Explain reasonably their ideas about how beliefs, practices and forms of
expression influence individuals and communities;
• Express with increasing discernment their personal reflections and critical
responses to questions and teachings about identity, diversity, meaning and value;
• Appreciate and appraise varied dimensions of religion.
C. Gain and deploy the skills needed to engage seriously with religions and world
views, so that they can:
• Find out about and investigate key concepts and questions of belonging, meaning,
purpose and truth, responding creatively;
• Enquire into what enables different communities to live together respectfully for the
wellbeing of all;
• Articulate beliefs, values and commitments clearly in order to explain reasons why
they may be important in their own and other people’s lives.