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Religious Education

Mission Statement

 

Our mission is to prepare our children to become valued and contributing members of society.

Values

We value FRIENDSHIP; we aim to be kind, caring and polite to all members of our school community and to accept and include everyone.

We value RESPECT; we aim to look after everyone and everything in our school. We aim to be honest and considerate to each other.

We value DETERMINATION; we aim to work hard, never give up and always try our very best to achieve our goals and objectives.

We value ACHIEVEMENT; we aim to become independent and confident learners who achieve our true potential.

Kings Meadow Primary School

 

Religious Education

R.E. is taught in Kings Meadow Primary because it makes

“a major contribution to the education of children and young people. At its best it is intellectually challenging and personally enriching. It helps young people develop beliefs and values, and promotes the virtues of respect and empathy, which are important in our diverse society. It fosters civilized debate and reasoned argument and helps pupils to understand the place of religion and belief in the modern world” (RE: realizing the potential, Ofsted 2013)

In our school it is taught both a discreet way, this means that the subject is taught as a standalone lesson or as a series of lessons, or it can be taught in a creative, themed way, where it is linked to topics or theme days. At Kings Meadow we follow the "Sefton Agreed Syllabus for R.E." which was reviewed in 2012. This is our legal document, but each school is allowed adapt plans and themes to link in with the needs of the pupils and the needs of the school. We cover the main attainment targets for R.E. based on the level of our children's needs. We use the Discovery R.E. Programme as our scheme of work. There is a balance in R.E. between learning about religion and learning from religion.

This policy is intended to ensure:

An informed appreciation of a child’s own and other people’s religious beliefs’. Children see the personal and social consequences of having a religious faith and develop a positive attitude towards other people. Children acknowledge what they hold in common, respecting their right to hold different beliefs and appreciating the richness in a society of diverse religions thereby contributing towards the removal of radicalization? Ref to Policy