The school follows the Dorset Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education in accordance with Dorset’s ‘Standing Advisory Council of Religious Education’ (SACRE), using the Discovery RE and Understanding Christianity resources.
In accordance with the agreed syllabus, we aim to deliver Religious Education at our school which is open and objective, it does not seek to urge religious beliefs on young people, nor compromise the integrity of their own religious position by promoting one tradition over another.
We aim to promote a positive attitude toward people, respecting their right to hold different beliefs from their own, promote the values and attitudes necessary for citizenship in a multi-faith and multi-racial society through developing understanding of, respect for, and communication with people of different beliefs, practices, races and cultures.
Our aims recognise similarities and differences in commitment, self-understanding and the search for truth, respecting and valuing these for the common good.
Our RE curriculum is organised to support the development of children’s knowledge of religious and non-religious beliefs and worldviews, practices and ways of life and enable children to make links between these. It also develops children’s knowledge and understanding of the different members of our rich and diverse community. Knowledge and skills are mapped to support children’s understanding of religion and faith.
The RE curriculum is also designed to support positive attitudes and values, and encourage children to reflect and relate learning to their own experience. Children learn that there are those who do not hold religious beliefs and have their own philosophical perspectives, as part of its commitment to ensure mutual respect and tolerance for those with different faiths.