Our RE teaching follows the Chester Diocese agreed syllabus, an outline of which is attached. Further detail is available from the Diocese of Chester website. We also use materials from the Understanding Christianity resource pack.
In Religious Education pupils acquire and develop knowledge and understanding of Christianity with particular emphasis on the practices and principles of the Church of England, gaining experience of what it is like to be a member of Christian and other faith communities.
Religious Education provokes challenging questions about the ultimate meaning and purpose of life, beliefs about God, the self and the nature of reality, issues of right and wrong and what it means to be human. It develops pupils' knowledge and understanding of Christianity, other principal religions, other religious traditions and other world views that offer answers to questions such as these. It offers opportunities for personal reflection and spiritual development. It enhances pupils' awareness and understanding of religions and beliefs, teachings, practices and forms of expression, as well as of the influence of religion on individuals, families, communities and cultures.
Religious education encourages pupils to learn from different religions, beliefs, values and traditions while exploring their own beliefs and questions of meaning. It challenges pupils to reflect on, consider, analyse, interpret and evaluate issues of truth, belief, faith, and ethics and to communicate their belonging. It enables them to flourish individually within their communities and as citizens in a pluralistic society and global community.
Religious education has an important role in preparing pupils for adult life, employment and lifelong learning. It enables pupils to develop respect for and sensitivity to others, in particular those whose faiths and beliefs are different from their own. It promotes discernment and enables pupils to combat prejudice.
(Adapted from the Non-Statutory Framework for RE QCA 2004)