“No other aspect of school life can ensure better than RE that school is experienced by staff and students alike not as a fact factory but as a laboratory for learning the values and virtues, attitudes and aptitudes which make for the wholeness of body, mind and spirit,” (Saxbee 2013)
Blackburn Diocesan Board of Education believes that high quality Religious Education (RE) is the key to enabling every child to flourish.
By embracing the explicit teaching of Christian concepts and God’s big salvation story, it is hoped that the content of this syllabus will give our children a deeper understanding of Christianity. In addition, children explore all major world faiths and discuss world views where appropriate
Whoever we are, wherever we live, whether we are a person of faith or not, we all have a view on the world. Nobody stands nowhere.
Quality RE has the potential, more than any other subject, to have the most powerful and lasting effect on the child’s heart and mind.
It is a subject that combines learning with the development of the character and spirit of the child. In our school, RE provides opportunities for spiritual development and personal reflection. On a quest to discover more about religion and world views, our children will discover more about themselves. As RE develops children’s knowledge and understanding of the nature of religion and belief, it provokes challenging questions about meaning and purpose, truth and values, identity and belonging. Our children will experience, explore and encounter a wide range of creative and challenging multi-sensory activities that will help them to discover the answers to fundamental questions such as these: –
RE prepares children for citizenship in today’s diverse society. It enables them to develop sensitivity to, and respect for others.
(The numbers in brackets relate to the number of weeks we will spend on each area of learning)