Religious education (RE) makes a significant contribution to pupils’ academic and personal development. It also plays a key role in promoting social cohesion and the virtues of respect and empathy, which are important in our diverse society. (Ofsted)
At Kinnerley, all pupils take part in a weekly RE lesson. Pupils are encouraged to consider and understand the faith and beliefs of major religions, including Christianity, Islam and Judaism, and to consider the role of religious faith within today’s diverse society.
Religious Education has moved from a subject that was perceived as ‘providing answers’ to one that is fundamentally about ‘the exploration of questions’. For our children RE is an exploration, reflection or investigation of a range of appropriate questions. These questions aim to be both stimulating and challenging, and to provide opportunities for children to gain important insights into their own beliefs and values as well as those represented in the religions and other world views being studied.
Our units of work are based on recommendations the Church of England resource “Understanding Christianity (UC),” Lichfield Diocese recommendations and the Surrey RE Scheme of Work.