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RE at Spurcroft

Spurcroft promotes the moral personal development and spiritual considerations of children through a holistic environment committed to Therapeutic Thinking. Children shall be encouraged to develop their own sense of place in the world whilst respecting others from diverse backgrounds and views, allowing them to flourish individually within their local and global communities. As well as the traditionally fact-based approach of comparing Christianity with other principle faiths, the philosophical dimension of Religious Education will be explored. Through this ‘whole child’ approach, we aspire to prepare pupils for adult life by instilling life-long learning skills and behaviours to excel in an ever-changing world.

Following the legal requirements (1996 Education Act) RE should be taught to all pupils except for those withdrawn at the request of their parents. In community schools, RE should be taught in accordance with the locally agreed syllabus and contribute to the Spiritual, Moral Social & Cultural develop of pupils.  Following the Pan Berkshire Agreed Syllabus 2018-23 pupils learn about religions and world views, and FROM religions and word views.

Progression in RE

At Spurcroft School all our RE lessons are enquiry based. The main themes of 'Belonging, Believing, Behaving,' feed into our teaching across all Key Stages and the teaching of Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Islam, and Sikhism.