Religious Education “plays a vital part in developing citizenship through children and young people learning about faith and religion and their contribution to fostering positive relationships and building community cohesion.”
Greenwich’s Standing Advisory Council for Religious Education (2012)
Our religious education (RE) curriculum is delivered through the Royal Greenwich Local Authority's Agreed Syllabus and provides a distinct and valuable contribution to children's spiritual, moral, social and intellectual development.
RE provokes challenging questions about the ultimate meaning and purpose of life, beliefs about God, the self and the nature of reality, issues of right and wrong and what it means to be human. It challenges our pupils to reflect on , consider, analyse, interpret and evaluate issues of truth, belief (both religious and non-religious), faith and ethics and to communicate their views. Children acquire knowledge and understanding of six of the world's major religions and how beliefs about God, the world and others impact on their lives and the lives of others. We believe RE promotes a positive attitude of respect, empathy and acceptance towards diverse cultures and beliefs in today's society.
We provide a variety of memorable learning opportunities that include celebrations, trips to different places of worship, visits from people of different faith communities, the handling of artefacts and the expressive arts.
Pupils are not told what religious views they should have but instead are supported to gain shared human understanding, develop personal identity and search for meaning in the context of evaluating different viewpoints.