"We must seek, above all, a world of peace; a world in which peoples dwell in mutual respect and work together in mutual regard"
John F Kennedy
Compass Point Primary School serves a vibrant and multi-cultural community, therefore Religious Education teaching within our school helps our children to develop mutual respect towards one another. Religious Education at our school helps our children to be more knowledgeable and accepting of others' faiths.
We teach Religious Education using the Discovery RE scheme. Religious Education is taught as a discrete lesson and children are encouraged to find links between PSHE and Religious Education.
We aim that Religious Education will:
- provoke challenging questions about the meaning and purpose of life, beliefs, the self, issues of right and wrong, and what it means to be human. It develops pupils’ knowledge and understanding of many of the principal religions and religious traditions that examine these questions, fostering personal reflection and spiritual development
- provide a safe space to encourage pupils to explore their own beliefs (whether they are religious or non-religious), in the light of what they learn, as they examine issues of religious belief and faith and how these impact on personal, institutional and social ethics; and to express their responses. This also builds resilience to anti-democratic or extremist narratives.
- Encourages deep questioning as well as enabling pupils to build their sense of identity and belonging, which helps them flourish within their communities and as citizens in a diverse society
- teach pupils to develop respect for others, including people with different faiths and beliefs, and helps to challenge prejudice
- prompt pupils to consider their responsibilities to themselves and to others, and to explore how they might contribute to their communities and to wider society. It encourages empathy, generosity and compassion.
• Supports spiritual development by developing a sense of awe and wonder and mystery
- Collective Worship
- Discovery RE Overview
- Religious Education Policy 2022
- Spiritual Moral Social and Cultural Education