At Park Street Church of England Primary School, we believe that Religious Education (RE) has a vital part to play in the development of all children at the primary age. This is due to the fact that it can make a substantial contribution to the general, personal and social development of the whole child which is in line with our aim to develop pupils who are honest, respectful of others, kind and enjoy learning.
Aims of the Church of England Statement of Entitlement
Religious education in a Church school should enable every child to flourish and to live life in all its fullness (John 10:10). The aims of RE teaching in our Church school are:
- To know about and understand Christianity as a diverse global living faith through the exploration of core beliefs using an approach that critically engages with biblical text.
- To gain knowledge and understanding of a range of religions and worldviews appreciating diversity, continuity and change within the religions and worldviews being studied.
- To engage with challenging questions of meaning and purpose raised by human existence and experience.
- To recognise the concept of religion and its continuing influence on Britain’s cultural heritage and in the lives of individuals and societies in different times, cultures and places.
- To explore their own religious, spiritual and philosophical ways living, believing and thinking.
Follow the link for the full Church of England Statement of Entitlement.