Religious Education (RE) Curriculum

Religious Education is an important element of a balanced curriculum. We believe that all children at Blakesley Hall should have an equal opportunity in learning about different religions around the world. Through our RE curriculum we hope to provide equal opportunities to develop understand and reflect on challenging questions that RE provokes.

Religious Education is a powerful means by which empathy and understanding towards others can be developed so that children may grow up in a world which they view with warm hearts and open minds. Religious Education enables children to confront questions of enduring worth as we grapple to give our lives meaning seeking to know who we are and what we are doing here.

Children must experience RE that provides opportunities for personal reflection where children can explore their own beliefs. Children will be encouraged to ask and reflect on challenging questions. This scheme encourages children to develop their understanding of morals and values and link these to religions around the world.

At Blakesley Hall we ensure that children must experience engaging and fun lessons. Children will be encouraged to express and reflect on challenging questions. By exploring issues within and across faiths, pupils learn to understand and respect different religions, beliefs, values and traditions and their influence on individuals, societies, communities and cultures.

The children follow the Blakesley hall programmes of work which are based on the Birmingham Agreed Syllabus for RE.

The main aims of this syllabus require the development of pupil dispositions, using and deploying the resource found within Christianity and the traditions of other religions. It is intended that by means children will be prepared to live, flourish and work in global community and that Birmingham will become an enriched and more harmonious society (Birmingham Agreed Syllabus 2007:4)