Following the Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education means that RE makes a positive contribution to pupils learning Knowledge and skills developed by RE contribute to pupils readiness to participate in life in modern, diverse Britain and in a plural world. Good RE is never coercive: this area of learning is not about making pupils into believers but tries to help them become literate and articulate about religions and beliefs, and to be thoughtful members of a plural society, so that in learning from religion they are able to make informed choices about how they want to live their lives whilst also understanding more about the faith of other people they meet. As such, it is relevant to every pupil and every citizen of Leicestershire. Every pupil in Leicestershire schools has a statutory entitlement to religious education. This entitlement is for all pupils regardless of their faith or belief. Living in and growing up in the world of the 21st century will challenge all young people. It will raise questions of spirituality and identity as well as questions of morality, such as poverty, discrimination and the use of limited resources as well as raising ethical questions about human reproduction, racial and religious prejudice and the role of politics in everyday life.
Religious Education in Leicestershire schools contributes dynamically to children and young people’s education in schools, provoking challenging questions about human life, beliefs, communities and ideas. In RE pupils learn from religions and world views about different ways of life in local, national and global contexts. They discover, explore and consider many different answers to questions about human identity, meaning and value. They learn to weigh up for themselves the value of wisdom from different communities, to disagree respectfully, to be reasonable in their responses to religions and world views and to respond by expressing insights into their own and others’ lives. They think rigorously, creatively, imaginatively and respectfully about their ideas in relation to religions and world views.
(Leicestershire Agreed Syllabus 2016 – 2021)
At Red Hill Field we are knowledgeable about world religions and respectful of those of all faiths and those of none. We promote tolerance and harmony.
We explore the impact of religions and beliefs on how people live their lives.
We develop our understanding of how individuals cultivate a sense of identity and belonging through their faith or belief.
We learn that religions have similarities and differences; we learn what makes each one unique.
We interpret teachings, sources, authorities and ways of life in order to better understand religions and beliefs.
We evaluate our own and others’ values in order to make informed, rational and imaginative choices.