What is religious education?
Religious Education (RE) is about something fundamental – a space for serious critical exploration of the meanings and values by which we live. It is about making sense of the world and ourselves…
Simply put – RE is about helping children to interpret the world in which they live and to handle life’s big questions.
- Our teaching of RE at Middleton is based on the Peterborough agreed syllabus – this reflects the main religion which are represented in Britain and that the main traditional religion of this country is Christian.
- The Headteacher, Governors and L.A have a joint responsibility to ensure that all registered pupils are provided with RE.
- An objective approach to the teaching of all religions is adopted, regardless of personal belief.
What value does R.E have for children?
- Develop and understanding of the major religions represented in this country.
- Develop an understanding of the influence of beliefs on individuals and communities.
- Develop informed responses to religious and moral issues
- Enhance children’s own spiritual, moral, social and cultural development as they explore and reflect on their own experiences and those of others.
- Work towards becoming informed and responsible citizens living on a diverse society.
Encourage positive attitudes towards religion and beliefs:
- Confidence in their own belief and value systems
- Respect for others and their beliefs
- Willingness to learn and gain new understanding
- Develop appreciation and wonder at the world in which we live.