At Knighton Mead Primary Academy, we believe that RE is important for all pupils as it promotes spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. We follow the Agreed Syllabus designed by the Local Authority which addresses important questions about the meaning and purpose of existence and what is ultimately worthwhile and valuable in life.
These questions are important for all people, whether they are religious or not. Learning about beliefs, values and practices should encourage learners to reflect on their own beliefs, values and ways of living. Pupils’ education and understanding of the world is widened through the study of religious and other belief systems.
We highlight the importance of the fundamental British Values: rule of law; individual liberty democracy; mutual respect; and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. Through RE, we celebrate our differences and develop our understanding of different ways of life. Pupils learn about Christianity alongside the other principal religions of the United Kingdom (Sikhism, Hinduism, Islam, Buddhism and Judaism).