Our Intent for RE
Religious Education at Spurcroft supports pupils to gain knowledge and understanding of a range of religions and worldviews and to use that knowledge to engage in informed and balanced conversations about religions and beliefs. In addition to learning about religions and worldviews, Religious Education offers students the chance to develop spiritually, morally, socially and culturally and to reflect on their own beliefs, being able to be discerning about the many attitudes and opinions they will encounter.
Through our ‘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. We promote the spiritual, moral, personal, social and cultural development of children through an holistic environment committed to Therapeutic Thinking. Children are 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.
Following the legal requirements (1996 Education Act) RE is taught to all pupils except for those withdrawn at the request of their parents. Our RE is taught in accordance with the locally agreed syllabus, the Pan Berkshire Agreed Syllabus 2018-23. Through RE lessons our pupils learn ABOUT religions and world views, and FROM religions and word views.