Vision for RE at RPNS
Subject Vision and Rationale
Religious education is taught with the aim to support children’s understanding of the role and impact religious beliefs have had on the development of all history, literature and culture through history. It makes connections within the learning journeys that each term follows, thus allowing children to explore in depth many different belief systems, explore their places of worship and artefacts and understand the nature of their worship practices and how they shape the lives of people within each faith.
Our school values of Compassion, Courage, Respect and Responsibility are reflected in every aspect of our Religious Education: Compassion and respect are actively taught, discussed and developed in practical and implicit ways, so that each child understands that their background and beliefs are respected, and that each child is expected to display tolerance of the beliefs of others, both in school and the wider society.
Courage and responsibility are modelled, explained and displayed throughout the school life. Every pupil and adult in the school is encouraged to show the courage to stand up to intolerant attitudes, and to take responsibility for their own behaviour, attitudes and the way they express themselves, so that all members of our school community feel safe, respected and valued.
The values, knowledge and skills developed through Religious Education studies during a child’s time at Ringmer Primary and Nursery School contributes to the development of their own spiritual and philosophical convictions, and are a steppingstone towards a rich, thoughtful inner life moving forward.