Religious Education at St Andrew's CE School
Religious Education (RE) lessons are a very important part of the core curriculum at St Andrew's CE School. Weekly lessons intend to give children a safe place to reflect on the world around them and discover how other people live. RE lessons are not coercive in any way, instead, helping pupils to build respect for a range of religious and non-religious world views.
Careful planning, leadership and monitoring ensures that high quality RE lessons are taught weekly, following the Worcestershire Agreed Syllabus. We pride ourselves in following the Principal aim set out by the Worcestershire Agreed Syllabus; “The principal aim of religious education is to explore what people believe and what difference this makes to how they live, so that pupils can gain the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to handle questions raised by religion and belief, reflecting on their own ideas and ways of living.”
At St Andrew's, we facilitate religious literacy in a way that embraces people of all faiths and none. A caring Christian ethos is at the heart of our curriculum, linked to our core school values of friendship, respect and perseverance.