Religious Education Curriculum Statement
2022 - 2023
Religious education plays a significant role in the development of pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural growth. It promotes respect and open-mindedness towards others of different faiths and beliefs and encourages pupils to develop their sense of identity and belonging through self-awareness and reflection. The principle aim of RE is to engage pupils in an enquiry approach, where they can develop an understanding and appreciation of the expression of beliefs, cultural practices and influence of principle religions and worldviews in the local, national and wider global community.
Religious education taught in our school is open and objective, it does not seek to urge religious beliefs on young people, nor compromise the integrity of their own religious position by promoting one tradition over another. It endeavours to promote a positive attitude toward people, respecting their right to hold different beliefs from their own.
During lessons the values and attitudes necessary for citizenship in a multi-faith and multi-racial society will be promoted by developing understanding of, respect for, and dialogue with people of different beliefs, practices, races and cultures. Children will learn to recognise similarities and differences in commitment, self-understanding and the search for truth and will learn to respect and value these.
Through assemblies and shared experiences of staff, children and people from the local community, children will recognise and celebrate a range of cultures and diversity.
At Alpha Preparatory School, we seek to ensure that all pupils in our school are educated to develop spiritually, academically, emotionally and morally to enable them to better understand themselves and others, and to cope with the opportunities, challenges and responsibilities of living in a rapidly changing, multicultural world. Regular assemblies will help to celebrate the diversity of the school community and promote positive images of people in the wider community, including their beliefs, traditions, culture, language and history.