Religious education in a Church school should enable every child to flourish and to live life in all its fullness. (John 10:10).
It will help educate for dignity and respect encouraging all to live well together. At Brabourne Church of England Primary School, we follow this aim of helping children to acquire and develop knowledge and understanding of Christianity and the other principal religions represented in the UK. We aim to understand the way that religious beliefs shape our lives and our behaviour, develop the ability to make reasoned and informed judgements about religious and moral issues and enhance our spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. Religious Education is taught throughout the school in such a way as to reflect the overall aims, Christian values, and philosophy of the school. As a Church of England school, Religious Education plays an important role, along with all other curriculum areas, particularly PSHE and the teaching of British Values, in promoting the spiritual, moral, social, and cultural development of our children.
The principal aims of RE at Brabourne are to ensure that all pupils:
- acquire and develop knowledge and understanding of principal religions represented in the United Kingdom;
- develop an understanding of the influence of beliefs, values and traditions on individuals, communities, societies, and cultures from the local to the global;
- develop the ability to make reasoned and informed judgements about religions and moral issues, with reference to the teachings of the principal religions represented in the United Kingdom;
- enhance their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development;
- develop positive attitudes of respect towards other people who hold views and beliefs different to their own, and towards living in a society of diverse religions and beliefs.
Cultural Capital in RE
Our Religious Education curriculum strengthens pupil’s cultural capital as pupils gain essential knowledge and understanding of the world and society, to become well rounded educated citizens. Pupils acquire skills to respectfully challenge others, both in the search of their own spiritual deepening and in being curious about others. Through Religious Education, pupils gain a broader view of religious and secular communities including trips and visits.
For further information about our RE curriculum, please see: