At Staplegrove Church School, Religious Education is an intrinsic part of our school’s identity and fosters the school’s vision and ethos.
Religious Education makes a significant contribution to inclusion and community cohesion, particularly in its focus on promoting
respect for all. As a Church school, the teaching of Christianity is at the heart of our Religious Education curriculum. Children will have deep-rooted knowledge and understanding of Christianity. We teach religious education because it provides children with opportunities to:
- Evaluate and reflect upon beliefs and ethics and how they impact upon the lives of others and selves.
- Consider moral principles, including the nature of good and evil.
- Develop an understanding of the key underlying principles of world religions.
- Consider both differences and commonalities between world religions.
- Recognise bias and stereotype.
- Understand symbolic language.
- Reflect upon their own beliefs and cultural practices and feel empowered to celebrate and share these.
The Staplegrove child will leave our care with a rich and diverse experience of a range of faiths and world views. Our Religious Education curriculum creates opportunities for wonder and awe, through first-hand experiences; allowing the children to learn directly from people of different faiths, visiting places of worship and exploring religious artefacts.