Religious Education provokes challenging questions about the ultimate meaning and purpose of life, beliefs about God, self and the nature of reality, issues of right and wrong and what it means to be human. It challenges pupils to reflect on, consider, analyse, interpret and evaluate issues of truth, belief, faith and ethics and to communicate their responses. It develops pupils’ awareness, knowledge and understanding of Christianity and other principal religions, religious traditions and world views.
Religious Education has an important role to play in preparing pupils for adult life. It encourages pupils to develop their sense of identity and belonging. At St. Andrew’s we use the Shropshire Agreed Syllabus and Understanding Christianity scheme of work to teach Religious Education. This allows us to explore a range of religious beliefs in a variety of ways. The children also get the opportunity to visit local places of worship which is important for developing respect for others.