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St John's C of E Middle School Academy

Religious Education (RE)

Aims of Religious Education

Church schools are not ‘Faith schools for the faithful, they are church schools serving the community’ therefore, we do not seek to deliver a Religious Education (RE) curriculum suitable only for those from Christian backgrounds but a religious Education that is an essential component of an education that enables all the pupils we serve from all faiths and none to flourish and be prepared for life in modern Brittan.

RE in church schools is offered through ‘a  commitment to generous hospitality’, that means being true to our underpinning faith, but with a deep respect for the integrity of other traditions and beliefs and for the religious freedom of each young person. High quality RE has always been central to the provision of church schools. We believe this should be so in all schools. For us RE is not an optional extra but an entitlement for all young people, regardless of the school they are educated in. For the last 30 years, the Church of England through its central office and particularly through its diocesan RE teams has worked closely and often sacrificially.

  • To enable pupils to know about and understand Christianity as a living faith that influences the lives of people worldwide and as the religion that has most shaped British culture and heritage.
  • to enable pupils to know and understand about other major world religions and (non-religious) world views, their impact on society, culture and the wider world, enabling pupils to express ideas and insights.
  • To contribute to thee development of pupils' own spiritul/philosophical convictionss, exploring and enriching their own beliefs and values.