Religious Education contributes to the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of all pupils. We recognise and value the contribution that Religious Education provides in ensuring that all pupils have a rich and broad curriculum.
We actively promote the positive impact that Religious Education can have on all pupils, particularly as the United Kingdom becomes ever more diverse and multi-cultural.
The Religious Education curriculum sets out to teach pupils about the six primary religions of the world, with Christianity as the principal religion of the United Kingdom. To reflect this, and meet our statutory obligations for Religious Education, Christianity forms the largest part of the curriculum offer, with further additional curriculum time given to Islam and Judaism.
Through the curriculum, we reinforce the links between the three religions and draw on some of their shared history. As a Trust whose schools extend across different authorities, we have recognised the importance of a consistent, progressive approach to the teaching of RE. To support this, we have adopted the Worcestershire Agreed Syllabus and designed the curriculum to ensure that pupils meet the progressive end of phase outcomes.
The curriculum has been specifically designed to ensure that all pupils not only learn about religions, but also identify what we can learn from their teachings. Pupils are taught about how religion and peoples’ beliefs help shape the way they live their lives.
We recognise the importance of pupils developing an understanding of faith and why it is so important to millions of people around the world.