The main aim of Religious Education is to encourage respect for all beliefs and cultures as well as helping to promote the pupils’ spiritual, moral, physical and cultural development. The syllabus and work in school is based on aspects of The Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education which is adapted to meet the needs of the students within the school. The teaching of RE should also help pupils to learn about religion as well as learning from religion.
The teaching of RE is a legal requirement under the Education Act (1996) which requires that:
RE should be taught to all pupils in full-time education in school except for those pupils withdrawn at the request of their parents (details to be found in DCSF publication).
RE is important in helping our students to express their feelings, thoughts and in helping them to make choices and decisions.