Religious Education prepares pupils for living in a multi-faith society, it offers opportunities for reflection, and it challenges pupils to consider, analyse and evaluate issues. It also promotes critical values of society such as truth, justice, respect, it contributes to pupils Spiritual Moral Social and Cultural (SMSC) development, Citizenship and PSHE education. The purpose of Religious Education does not include any attempt to alter a child’s beliefs, reflecting the inclusive ethos of the school, but to broaden their understanding about human differences and to develop critical thinking, effective questioning and curiosity that helps to create confident individuals as well as responsible citizens.
With such a broad and diverse religious and cultural population, children at Shireland Hall are already better equipped than many, but our Religious Education curriculum looks to teach not just ‘about Religion’ but ‘from Religion’ through enquiry based questions that seek to develop knowledge and understanding through exploration and application.
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