Religious Education Curriculum Statement
Religious Education is an important subject within Richard Durning’s Endowed Primary School and is taught in accordance with the Lancashire Agreed Syllabus 'Searching for Meaning'. The curriculum is taught from Reception to Y6 and reflects the fact that religious traditions in Great Britain are in the main Christian, while taking account of the teaching and practices of the other principal religious traditions represented in Great Britain. Pupils are encouraged to articulate clearly and coherently their personal beliefs, ideas, values and experiences so that they can hold balanced and well informed conversations about religions and worldviews whilst respecting the views of others. At Richard Durning’s we believe that studying religious and non-religious worldviews is essential if pupils are to be well prepared for life in our increasingly diverse society in modern Britain. Pupils need to acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to make sense of the complex world in which they live so that they can 'respect religious and cultural differences and contribute to a cohesive and compassionate society' (RE Review 2013). The skills and attitudes developed through RE at Richard Durning’s can make a significant contribution to promoting British Values and supports all children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.
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