Religious Education

 

At Northlands, we follow the Warwickshire agreed syllabus for Religious Education. 

 

The Aims of Religious Education in Warwickshire:

Learning and undertaking activities in Religious Education acknowledges the ‘Every Child Matters’ agenda which contributes to achievement of the curriculum aims for all young people to become:

  • successful learners who enjoy learning, make progress and achieve
  • confident individuals who are able to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives
  • responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to society

 

The Importance of Religious Education in Warwickshire:

Religious Education provokes challenging questions about the ultimate meaning and purpose of life, beliefs about God, the self and the nature of reality, issues of right and wrong and what it means to be human  It develops pupils’ knowledge and understanding of Christianity, other principal religions, other religious traditions, and other world views that offer answers to these challenging questions. It offers opportunities for personal reflection, empathy and spiritual development  It enhances pupils’ awareness and understanding of religious traditions and beliefs, teachings, practices and forms of expression, as well as of the influence of religion on individuals, families, communities and cultures. Religious Education encourages pupils to learn from different religions, beliefs, values and traditions, while exploring their own beliefs and questions of meaning  It challenges pupils to reflect on, consider, analyse, interpret and evaluate issues of truth, belief, faith and eth- ics and to communicate their responses

 


To view the legal requirements concerning the provision of Religious Education in schools and a copy of the agreed syllabus, click the link below