At Michael Faraday we have an inclusive approach to the teaching of Religious Education (RE). It is imperative in our approach that children can be empathetic to different faiths and belief systems.
Our inclusive approach is open and objective. It does not seek to urge religious beliefs on the children, nor compromise the integrity of their own religious position by promoting one tradition over another.
We believe this can be achieved by teaching about a variety of religions and sharing their key beliefs and values and exploring a sense of ‘self’.
Why do we teach RE?
- To promote the values and attitudes necessary for citizenship in a multi-faith and multi-racial society through developing understanding of, respect for, and dialogue with people of different beliefs, practices, races and cultures.
- To endeavour to promote a positive attitude towards people, respecting their right to hold different beliefs from their own.
- To develop knowledge and understanding: of the major religions (Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism and Islam) and of practices associated with worship, prayer and celebration. To understand how attitudes and behaviour are influenced by beliefs, values and commitments.
- To explore questions, meaning and purpose of spirituality.
- To be encouraged to ask questions about the world and to reflect on their own beliefs, values and experiences.
What do we teach?
Click on the link below to see the curriculum overview for RE
What is the impact?
Click on the link below to see the RE impact statement for 2022 - 2023