Religious Education

Intent

At Higher Failsworth Primary School we believe that it is vital for all our pupils to learn from and about religion so that they can understand the world around them.

We believe that Religious Education has a significant role for the development of pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.

Through Religious Education, pupils develop their knowledge of the world faiths, and their understanding and awareness of the beliefs, values and traditions of other individuals, societies, communities and cultures. It promotes respect and open-mindedness towards others with different faiths and beliefs and encourages pupils to develop their sense of identity and belonging through self-awareness and reflection.

We encourage our pupils to ask questions about the world and to reflect on their own beliefs, values and experiences.

Our Religious Education curriculum is enhanced further with trips to places of worship in our local area and religious visitors.

Religious Education (RE) is a curriculum subject required under the Education Reform Acts 1988, 1996. However, unlike subjects of the National Curriculum, RE is taught in accordance with the Oldham Locally Agreed Syllabus (Oldham SACRE). This syllabus has its own programme of study and attainment target level descriptions. These are;

  • Thinking
  • Enquiry
  • Creativity
  • Response

The Oldham Religious Education Agreed Syllabus (2020-2025) was launched in 2019

Aims

Our aims for RE, in accordance to the Oldham Religious Education Syllabus, is that pupils will;

  • develop an enjoyment for studying RE.
  • have their weekly entitlement of RE.
  • acquire and develop their knowledge and understanding of Christianity and other principle religions represented in Great Britain.
  • develop an understanding of the influence of beliefs, values, and traditions on individuals, communities, societies and cultures.
  • develop the ability to make reasoned and informed judgements about religious and moral issues.
  • enhance their spiritual, moral, social and cultural education by developing awareness of fundamental questions of life, responding to such questions with reference to religions and beliefs.
  • develop positive attitudes of respect towards other people who hold views and beliefs different from their own.

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