RE - learning about different religions.
At Westminster CofE Primary Academy, we provide a rich and varied curriculum which allows our children to embrace and respect the diverse global communities in which they live.
Aims and Purpose
• To know about and understand Christianity as a diverse global living faith through the exploration of core beliefs using an approach that critically engages with biblical text.
• To gain knowledge and understanding of a range of religions and worldviews appreciating diversity, continuity and change within the religions and worldviews being studied.
• To engage with challenging questions of meaning and purpose raised by human existence and experience.
• To recognise the concept of religion and its continuing influence on Britain’s cultural heritage and in the lives of individuals and societies in different times, cultures and places.
• To explore their own religious, spiritual and philosophical ways living, believing and thinking.We aim to help children grow into confident, discerning, tolerant young people who can make choices in life.
Religious Education is crucial in achieving this aims. It makes a valuable contribution to the curriculum and ethos of the school, promoting the values of compassion, thankfulness, forgiveness, responsibility, determination and respect for all, recognising the changing nature of society including changes in religious practice and expression, and the influence of religion and world views in the local, national and global community.
As a multi-cultural Church of England school, children can reflect on what it means to have a faith of their own whilst learning about the faith of others through the beliefs of a Christian ethos. We are instrumental in preparing our children for the future as they examine how they will live and fit into a changing multi-ethnic society. We also respect other world views and those views not based in faith.
We are committed to meeting the criteria outlined in the statement of entitlement for Religious Education (RE) while providing a rich and inclusive learning experience for our students. Our approach is grounded in the belief that every child should feel welcome, feel that they belong and that they have the opportunity to flourish, a principle inspired by the Church of England's vision for Education.