Religious Education at Stocksbridge Junior School
Our children at Stocksbridge Junior School follow an enquiry-based approach to Religious Education. The aim of Religious Education in our school is that pupils will know about and understand a range of religions and worldviews and will express ideas and insights of their own into the significant human questions which religions address.
While meeting this duty, our school will also ensure that Religious Education is:
- Taught according to the Agreed Syllabus of Sheffield Education Authority.
- Of a high standard, where expectations are clear to pupils, parents, teachers, governors, employers and the public.
- Coherent and shows progression.
- Contributing to the school’s responsibility to promote community cohesion and high standards of achievement.
- Well understood by the school community, who have confidence in the school’s provision and achievement.
- Provide a daily act of Collective Worship based on personal reflections.
Religious Education at Stocksbridge Junior School makes an important contribution to our school’s duty to promote community cohesion. It provides a key context to develop young people’s understanding and appreciation of diversity, to promote shared values and to challenge racism and discrimination. It enables pupils to build their sense of identity and belonging, which helps them flourish within their communities and as citizens in a diverse society. Our children are encouraged to respect others, including people with different faiths and beliefs, thereby helping to challenge prejudice. It prompts pupils to consider their responsibilities to themselves and to others, and to explore how they might contribute to their communities and to wider society. It encourages empathy, generosity and compassion.