Religious Education is provided by following the Leeds Education Authority syllabus. Through the use of the Syllabus, we use RE to enable our pupils to gain insights and knowledge of other religions, faiths, customs and beliefs in order to equip them as responsible members in our society. The Syllabus we follow encourages pupils to discover more about religion and world views on a range of topics. They are encouraged to express ideas and insights into key questions which face all human beings as we travel through life.
The aims of RE in Leeds will ensure that our pupils:
- know and understand a range of religions and world views which will allow them to recognise diversity which exists in our society.
- can express ideas and insights about the nature, significance and the impact of religions and world views as they develop their own personal views on a range of issues.
- develop and use skills which will assist them to engage seriously with religions and world views.
By following the Agreed Syllabus, RE will contribute to a whole range of school priorities. Their study will promote spiritual, cultural, social and moral development, as well as enabling them to consider British Values such as tolerance and respect for other who hold different world views.
If you would like to know more about the Leeds Agreed Syllabus a copy is available for you to read in school.
An emphasis is given to making work meaningful and adopting a cross-curricular approach wherever possible. In addition to this, children may be taken on visits to see other places of worship. Visiting groups and workshops also help to provide first-hand learning experiences.