At Easington C of E Primary School, we aim for all of our wonderful children to develop the roots to grow and the wings to fly. Through RE, children will have the wings to fly by developing the confidence and independence to share their own opinions as well as understanding, appreciating and respecting the opinions of those with differing faiths and beliefs. Children will be proud of their local heritage and the community in which they live and be advocates in challenging prejudice, discrimination and racism.
We want our children to become confident, independent and resilient young people with strong Christian Values. Whilst meeting the requirements of the Durham Agreed Syllabus, our RE Curriculum is also designed to broaden our children’s minds by learning objectively about different religions and world views.
Religion and beliefs inform our values and are reflected in what we say and how we behave. RE explores the big questions about life to find out what people believe and what difference that makes to how they live.
RE also contributes to pupils’ personal development and well-being and to community cohesion by promoting mutual respect and tolerance in a diverse society.
RE encourages respect for all, including those with differing faiths and beliefs, as pupils develop understanding and appreciation of our diverse society and world. RE helps to challenge prejudice, discrimination and racism.
IMPLEMENTATION AND CONTENT
RE contributes to the aims of the whole school curriculum and has an important part to play as part of a broad, balanced and coherent curriculum to which all pupils are entitled.
At Easington CofE Primary School, we follow the Durham Agreed Syllabus. The Agreed Syllabus sets out what pupils should be taught. The key focus and learning outcomes for each key stage, along with the RE levels, set out the expected standards of pupils’ performance at different ages.
The Education Act 1996 states that an Agreed Syllabus must reflect the fact that the religious traditions in Great Britain are in the main Christian, whilst taking account of the teachings and practices of the other principal religions represented in Great Britain. It must be non- denominational and must not be designed to convert pupils or to urge a particular religion or religious belief on pupils.