The aim of Religious Education in our school is to support children and young people in reflecting upon, developing and affirming their own beliefs, values and attitudes, through an exploration of shared human experiences and of the place and significance of religion in the contemporary world.

Religious Education is taught throughout the school in such a way as to reflect the overall aims, values, and philosophy of the school. The school’s philosophy and aims can be seen in a separate policy. The 1988 Education Reform Act requires schools to ‘promote the spiritual, moral and cultural development of pupils at the school and in society’ (paragraph 1:2) through the provision of a broad and balanced curriculum. Although schools are not specifically required to promote the social development of pupils, it is very much a feature of the life and work of pupils.

At Swallownest, Religious Education plays an important role, along with all other curriculum areas in promoting the spiritual, moral, social, and cultural development of our children.

For full policy please click on the following link. RE Policy May 2012

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