Religious Education

Intent:

Good Religious Education makes a positive contribution to the learning of pupils. This agreed syllabus will enable pupils through RE to develop their knowledge and skills to prepare them for life in a modern, diverse Britain and in a plural world. It is structured so that pupils are challenged to think rigorously and creatively, to make informed judgements and to understand that it is acceptable to have doubts and to disagree in a reasoned and sensitive way. In the process they can examine and reflect upon a range of questions about spirituality and identity, morality, values and commitments.

 

Implementation:

Northlands follows the Coventry and Warwickshire Agreed Syllabus

The Agreed Syllabus sets out what pupils should be taught in religious education (RE) from ages 3-19. All maintained schools have a statutory duty to provide a broad and balanced curriculum which includes RE. Maintained schools without a religious character are required to teach RE to all registered pupils in accordance with the locally Agreed Syllabus.

Key features of our RE Curriculum:

All Pupils

  • Know about and understand a range of religious and world views.
  • Express ideas and insights about the nature, significance and impact of religion on worldviews
  • Gain and deploy the skills needed to engage seriously with religions and worldviews

RE at Northlands actively promotes values, including British values (one community, many cultures, working together) It is challenging, inspiring and fun.

Pupils learn that religions have a:

  • commitment to morality and social justice,
  • to responsible stewardship of the environment
  • to deepening the experience of being human.

 

RE explores big questions about life, to find out what people believe and what differences this makes to how they live, so that pupils can make a sense of religion, reflecting on their own ideas and ways of living.  (learning about religion and also learning from religion)