Religious Education

 

Religious Education (R.E.) at Cranborne is taught following The Hertfordshire Agreed Syllabus, which states that:

"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. It enables them to develop individually, within their communities, as members of a diverse society and as global citizens." It is not about telling pupils what religious views they should have but rather to assist them in gaining shared human understanding, developing personal identity and searching for meaning in the context of evaluating different viewpoints.

 

In order for this to happen, we teach the children:

  • About the principal religions of the world, their beliefs, values and traditions.
  • To reflect on their own beliefs, values and experiences.
  • How to express their own personal viewpoints in a thoughtful, reasoned and considerate way.
  • To make reasoned and informed judgements about religious and moral issues.
  • How to express their own personal viewpoints in a thoughtful, reasoned and considerate way.
  • To recognise the right of people to hold different beliefs within an ethnically and socially diverse society.

We teach this through a range of topics across the academic year and across all phases of the school. Our teachers find the most creative and stimulating ways to teach RE, in order for the children to become engaged and motivated learners.