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Religious Education

At Bilton Grange Primary School, RE is taught as part of a broad and balanced curriculum. RE is provided for all pupils unless withdrawn by their parents on the grounds that they wish to provide their own religious education. We use the North Yorkshire Agreed Syllabus 2019-2024 which is a statutory syllabus for RE developed by SACRE.

The document defines the overall purpose of RE:

‘The principal aim of RE is to engage pupils in systematic enquiry into significant human questions which religion and worldviews address, so that they can develop the understanding and skills needed to appreciate and appraise varied responses to these questions, as well as develop responses of their own.’

Purpose of study

  • Religious Education contributes dynamically to children and young people’s education in schools by provoking challenging questions about meaning and purpose in life, beliefs about God, ultimate reality, issues of right and wrong and what it means to be human.
  • In RE pupils learn about and from religions and worldviews in local, national and global contexts, to discover, explore and consider different answers to these questions.
  • Pupils learn to weigh up the value of wisdom from different sources, to develop and express their insights in response, and to agree or disagree respectfully.
  • Teaching therefore should equip pupils with systematic knowledge and understanding of a range of religions and worldviews, enabling them to develop their ideas, values and identities.
  • It should develop in pupils an aptitude for dialogue, so that they can participate positively in society, with its diverse religions and worldviews.
  • Pupils should gain and deploy the skills needed to understand, interpret and evaluate texts, sources of wisdom and authority and other evidence. They should learn to articulate clearly and coherently their personal beliefs, ideas, values and experiences while respecting the right of others to differ.

‘RE explores big questions about life, in order to find out what people believe and what difference this makes to how they live, so that pupils can make sense of religion and worldviews, reflecting on their own ideas and ways of living.’
North Yorkshire Agreed Syllabus for RE 2019-2024.

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