We appreciate the positive impact that local faith communities can have on pupils’ experience in RE. Therefore, St John’s C of E Academy encourages visits to places of worship and welcomes visitors from different faith communities. We recognise it is vitally important that staff demonstrate respectful attitudes towards all faiths, modelling the attitudes and responses we would expect from our pupils.
As a Religious thinker we want our children…
To explore what people believe and what difference this makes to how they live, so that pupils can gain the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to handle questions raised by religion and belief, reflecting on their own ideas and ways of living. (Gloucestershire Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education 2017 – 2022)
1. make sense of a range of religious and non-religious beliefs
2. understand the impact and significance of religious and non-religious beliefs.
3. make connections between religious and non-religious beliefs, concepts, practices and ideas studied.
The impact and measure of our Religious Education curriculum is to ensure that children at St John’s Church of England Academy are equipped with the skills and knowledge that will enable them to be ready for the curriculum at Key Stage 3 and for life as an adult in the wider world.