RE For All Statement
In November 2020, schools in both Nottinghamshire and the city of Nottingham were issued with the Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education, ‘RE for All’ 2021-2026.
Through the use of the Syllabus, we use RE to enable our pupils to gain insight, knowledge and cultural capital to equip them as responsible members in our society. The Syllabus we follow encourages pupils to discover more about religion and worldviews on a range of topics and appreciate different ways of life within communities. This RE Curriculum promotes social understanding of their own communities locally, nationally and globally, understanding differences and similarities within communities and investigating belonging. This gives children the skills to eventually develop their own ideas and take ownership of the facts they have learnt. Children are encouraged to express ideas and insights into key questions, which face all human beings as we travel through life, fostering respect, freedom and developing a moral compass. Through Primary, children will take part in in-school lessons, visits and trips (including trips to places of worship).
The three aims of RE in Nottinghamshire will ensure that our pupils:
1. Know and understand a range of religions and world views which will allow them to recognise the diversity which exists in our society.
2. Can express ideas and insights about the nature, significance and the impact of religions and worldviews as they develop their own personal views on a range of issues.
3. Develop and use skills, which will assist them to engage seriously with religions and worldviews.
By following the Agreed Syllabus, RE will contribute to a whole range of school priorities. Their study will promote spiritual, cultural, social and moral development, as well as enabling them to consider British Values such as tolerance and respect for others who hold different world views. Religious Education will also promote our school values and staff make links where appropriate.
If you would like to know more about the Nottinghamshire and Nottingham City Agreed Syllabus a copy is available for you to read in the school.