Religious Education (RE)
At Queensgate Primary School, we believe that the knowledge and skills developed through Religious Education, plays a significant role in contributing to pupils’ readiness to participate in life in modern, diverse Britain and wider world.
In line with our own school values of respect, responsibility and reflection; Queensgate's Religious Education promotes in our children, a tolerant, open-minded approach towards others with faiths and beliefs that are different from their own. It also allows our children to develop their own sense of identity and belonging as they reflect upon their own experiences. They discover, explore and consider many different answers to questions about human identity, meaning and value. They learn to weigh up for themselves the value of wisdom from different communities, to disagree respectfully, to be reasonable in their responses to religions and world views and to respond by expressing insights into their own and others’ lives. They are encouraged to think rigorously, creatively, imaginatively and respectfully about their ideas in relation to in religion and world views.
Religious Education is a statutory part of primary education. The National Curriculum states the legal requirement is that:
“Every state-funded school must offer a curriculum which is balanced and broadly based, and which:
- promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils at the school and of society, and:
- Prepares pupils at the school for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life.”
We follow the Stockport Locally Agreed Syllabus, which is a joint document from the SACRE (Standing Advisory Council for Religious Education) of Manchester, Salford, Stockport, Tameside and Trafford.