At Sleights, Religious Education is concerned to help pupils develop open, sensitive, reflective and critical approaches to understanding humankind’s varied religions and beliefs, exploring practices, values, beliefs and lifestyles, relating these to their own experiences and to questions of everyday life.
We are committed to five key aims:
- Acquire and develop knowledge and understanding of Christianity and the other principal religions and beliefs represented in the UK and globally.
- Develop an understanding of the influence of beliefs, values and traditions on individuals, communities, societies and cultures.
- Develop positive attitudes of respect towards other people who hold views and beliefs different from their own, and towards living in a society of diverse religions and beliefs
- Develop the ability to make reasoned and informed judgements about religious and moral issues with reference to the teachings of the principal religions and beliefs represented in the UK
- Enhance their spiritual, moral, social and cultural education by developing awareness of fundamental questions of life, responding to such questions with reference to religions and beliefs and reflecting on their own beliefs values and experiences.
The teaching and learning of Religious Education at Sleights follows the North Yorkshire County Council Syllabus, which can be found on the Sleights School website.
Our policy for Religious Education can be found here: Religious Education policy