At Sparsholt C of E Primary School, we believe Religious Education contributes dynamically to children and young people’s education in school by provoking challenging questions about; the meaning and purpose in life, beliefs about God, and what it means to be human. Our world is enriched by a wide and profound diversity of cultures and beliefs. We as human beings are strengthened and empowered by learning from each other.
Engaging and stimulating Religious Education helps to nurture informed and resilient responses to misunderstanding, stereotyping and division. It offers a place of integrity and security within which difficult questions can be explored within a safe but challenging context.
In R.E, children discover, explore and consider different answers to these questions, in local, national and global contexts, through learning about, and from, religions and other world views. They learn to appraise the value of wisdom from different sources, to develop and express their philosophical insights in response, and to agree or disagree respectfully.
Teaching children the knowledge and understanding of a range of religions and other world views enables them to develop their ideas, values and identities. It should develop their aptitude for dialogue and open-mindedness so that they can participate positively in society with its diverse understanding of life from religious and other world views.
Below can be found our RE Intent, Implementation and Impact statement, the RE Long Term Overview and the Hampshire locally agreed syllabus, Living Difference IV.