At Alderman Bolton Primary School we believe that RE has an important part to play in promoting the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and prepare pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life. We believe that education in RE should be a child centred, exciting journey.
Syllabus aim: To support pupils’ personal search for meaning by engaging enquiry into the question ‘What is it to be human? By exploring answers offered by religion and belief.
We seek to enhance the life experiences of our young people and give them the skills to tackle this life long quest for meaning.
Children seek to make sense of the many issues they encounter at any age when life appears to become more increasingly more complex and in a society that is certainly more diverse. RE is able to help children become more aware of their own nature, their strengths and gifts and to celebrate what it is to be human. It can help support children to not only identify those values which will become the touchstones in their own lives but also engender tolerance and understanding to respect the diverse beliefs and traditions of other peoples of cultures with a different heritage. RE has a privileged position in the curriculum, allowing it to be planned locally, addressing local needs and encouraging our pupils to engage with their local faith communities.