Religious Education Curriculum Design
True religion is real living; living with all one’s soul, with all one’s goodness & righteousness. Albert Einstein
At Thorpe Willoughby, we recognise that Religious Education plays an important part in developing our children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural growth. Through the teaching of Religious Education, children gain a better understanding of themselves and their belief system and also develop a knowledge and understanding of the differing beliefs of others.
Religious Education offers our children the means by which to understand how other people choose to live and to understand why they choose to live in that way. This helps children to develop respect towards the opinions of others; respect being one of our important school values. As well as developing factual knowledge of a variety of religions, Religious Education also encourages students to ask questions about life, develop self-reflection and promotes attitudes of confidence and thoughtfulness about themselves. We recognise the importance of developing the individual child culturally, spiritually, morally, and socially.
We aspire to help children to develop the ability to make reasoned and informed judgements about religious and moral issues which is an essential skill in our 21st century multi-cultural society.
What RE Looks Like at Thorpe Willoughby
Our Religious Education curriculum is taught using The North Yorkshire Locally Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education written by the Standing Advisory Council on RE (SACRE) 2019-2024. The RE curriculum drawn up by SACRE, reflects the fact that the religious traditions in Great Britain are in the main Christian, while taking account of the teaching and practices of the other principal religions represented in Great Britain.
Within our Religious Education Curriculum, we ensure: