At Houghton Conquest Lower School we consciously strive to achieve a positive, caring ethos throughout the school and this is closely reflected in RE. We see the values at the heart of the school as vitally important. Our caring ethos and the value which we place on the development of the whole child, spiritually, morally, socially, culturally and intellectually is reflected in the RE curriculum. By nurturing each child as he or she develops we hope to equip each child for life in the real world.
Our school RE curriculum is based on the LA Agreed Syllabus for Bedford Borough, Central Bedfordshire and Luton, 2018-2023, which encourages children to respect the religious, spiritual and moral values of others and to consider thoughtfully their own values and beliefs. The teaching of Religious Education in our school is non-denominational. It informs children about world religions and is not about imparting a faith. Although based mainly on Christian beliefs, other world religions are studied so children develop a greater understanding of other cultures and global diversity.
Children reflect on what it means to have a faith and to develop their own spiritual knowledge and understanding. We help the children learn from religions as well as about religions.
The objectives of teaching religious education in our school are to help children:
The monitoring and evaluation of RE will include observations of teaching and learning, planning, book scrutiny, stakeholder surveys and end of unit assessments.