Religious Education provokes challenging questions about the ultimate meaning and purpose of life, beliefs about God, the self and the nature of reality, issues of right and wrong and what it means to be human.
Religious Education encourages pupils to learn from different religions, beliefs, values and traditions while exploring their own beliefs and questions of meaning.
(Religious Education the non-statutory national framework)
Religious Education makes a distinctive contribution to pupils’ learning by enabling them to reflect upon themselves as whole people, experiencing life through the body, the mind and the spirit. The purpose of Religious Education is to help pupils understand the significance of religion and its contribution to their spiritual, moral social and cultural development.
(Cheshire Agreed Syllabus ‘Encounter and Response’)
The spiritual and moral development of our children underpins all aspects of our school life.
Religious education and collective worship shall be in accordance with the principles and practice of the Church of England and according to the religious education syllabus and guidelines of the Chester Diocesan Board of Education and Cheshire East Agreed sllyabus
Following the Diocese of Chester Guidelines for Religious Education, the majority of work in Religious Education will be based on the Christian faith with the introduction of one other major world religion – Judaism – at Key Stage 1 and then the study of Judaism, Hinduism and Islam at Key Stage 2.