RE helps to promote the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils, and prepares them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life. At Broomley First School we follow the Northumberland Agreed Syllabus. We aim to develop pupils’ knowledge and understanding of Christianity and other principal religions, traditions and world views.
We intend for the teaching of RE to offer pupils the opportunity for personal reflection and spiritual development. We encourage pupils to explore their own beliefs (whether they are religious or not) in the light of what they learn, examine issues of religious beliefs and faith, and consider their own responses to questions raised. Pupils will develop critical thinking and reasoning skills, listen to others, hear and analyse conflicting viewpoints and develop empathy and respect.
We value and recognise the importance of showing the children in our community how wide and diverse the world can be. Every November we plan and deliver a wonderful Inter-Faith week providing opportunities for children to visit many places of worship and give back to all communities. We work closely with the Northumberland branch of SACRE to quality assure the work we do and further develop the curriculum for the children.
Through the RE curriculum we encourage respect for all, including those with differing faiths and beliefs, as pupils develop understanding and appreciation of our diverse society and world. RE helps to challenge prejudice, discrimination and racism from all areas of our community.