Religious Education Curriculum Statement
It is our intent for the Religious Education element of our school curriculum to engage, inspire, challenge and encourage pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to answer challenging questions and develop a more rigorous understanding of the numerous religious traditions, beliefs and practices that are followed in our multi-cultural society.
At Glenmead Primary School, we follow the Birmingham Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education. We also offer all our pupils from Year 2 onwards, the opportunity to visit different places of worship thus enhancing their understanding of the different religious practices in our community. We intend to provide our pupils with opportunities for them to learn from both religions and worldviews in local, national and global contexts and to discover, explore, and consider different answers to our enquiry questions. This encourages them to develop their own ideas, values and identities. Our pupils are encouraged to develop an aptitude for dialogue so that they can become active participants in our society and develop the ability to make reasoned and informed judgements about religious and moral issues and this allows them to foster their spiritual, moral, social and cultural awareness. It promotes respect and open-mindedness towards others with differing faiths and beliefs and leads pupils to establish a sense of identity and belonging through self-awareness and reflection. We want our pupils to know how religious education promotes discernment and enables them to combat prejudice, thus preparing them for adult life, employment and life-long learning.