Religion and beliefs inform our values and are reflected in what we say and how we behave. RE helps to develop an individual’s knowledge and understanding of the religions and beliefs which form part of contemporary society.
At Hereward, we aim for our RE teaching to develop pupils’ knowledge and understanding of Christianity, of other principal religions, other religious traditions and worldviews.
RE also contributes to pupils’ personal development and well-being and to community cohesion by promoting mutual respect and tolerance in a diverse society. RE can also make important contributions to other parts of the school curriculum such as citizenship, personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE education), the humanities, education for sustainable development and others. It offers opportunities for personal reflection and spiritual development, deepening the understanding of the significance of religion in the lives of others – individually, communally and cross-culturally.
We use the Essex Local Authority RE Syllabus as our starting point to plan activities which promote the development listed above.
Please speak to our Religious Education Co-ordinator, Mrs de Jongh, if you require further information.