At Seer Green CE School, we believe that a high-quality religious education will help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of the nature, role and influence of religion in the world.
Teaching should equip pupils to think critically, ask perceptive questions, formulate reasoned opinion and handle controversial issues and truth claims. It should provide pupils with the opportunity to pursue a personal quest for meaning, purpose and value and to develop an understanding of, and respect for, different beliefs and lifestyles.
Religious Education has a key role in enabling pupils to achieve and in preparing them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life. Our Christian values of Responsibility, Respect, Honesty, Thoughtfulness and Perseverance are interwoven into the teaching and learning along with our overarching biblical foundation, 'I praise you because you made me in an amazing and wonderful way.' Psalm 139:14 ICB.
Our bespoke curriculum is based upon the Locally Agreed Syllabus incorporating resources from RE Today and ‘Understanding Christianity’. It aims to ensure that all pupils:
- Receive a broad and balanced education.
- Develop their spiritual, moral, social, cultural, mental and physical understanding.
- Prepare for the opportunities and responsibilities of adult life.
- To form their own beliefs and opinions whilst recognising and appreciating the beliefs of others.
- Develop their knowledge and understanding of Christianity and other major world religions represented in Great Britain
- Explore issues within and between faiths to help them understand different religions’ beliefs, values and traditions
- Raise and consider questions of meaning and purpose in life from beginning to end, learn about religious and ethical teaching and begin to make reasoned judgements on religious and moral issues
- Develop a sense of identity and belonging
- Reflect on, analyse and evaluate personal beliefs, values and practices and communicate their responses.
The development of human cultures and the lives of millions of people have been influenced by religions and beliefs; RE at Seer Green CE School enables pupils to recognise this and respond to it so that they can learn more about themselves, the world and their place within it.