We live in a multi-cultural, multi-faith society and at Walford Primary School, we will prepare children to be well-rounded, active participants of this community by giving them knowledge and understanding of Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism and where appropriate, non-religious beliefs.
At Walford, our primary aim within RE is to engage pupil in systematic enquiry into significant human questions which religions and worldviews address, so that they can develop the understanding and skills needed to appreciate and appraise varied responses to these questions, as well as develop responses of their own.
Religious Education has a significant role for the development of pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. 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. The principle aim of RE is to engage pupils in an enquiry approach where they can develop an understanding and appreciation for the expression of beliefs, cultural practices and influence of principle religions and worldviews in the local, national and wider global community.
The religious education in our school will contribute dynamically to children and young people’s education in schools by provoking challenging questions about meaning and purpose in life, beliefs about God, ultimate reality, issues of right and wrong and what it means to be human. We will do this by offering the following experiences and enrichment opportunities:
Experiences and enrichment opportunities:
We envision our RE curriculum impacting the children in the following ways:
By the time our children leave Walford, we want them to have the skills and knowledge to be able to not only express their views and beliefs but to be able to respect and understand the views of other people locally and worldwide. We want them to have an interest and desire to learn more about the religions and world beliefs in the local, national and wider global community.
RE does not seek to enforce religious beliefs on children or to compromise the integrity of their own beliefs by promoting one religion over another.