At Listerdale RE is a distinctive part of the curriculum. We provide a balanced curriculum which promotes the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of individuals, groups and communities
RE contributes to pupils personal development and well being and community cohesion by promoting mutual respect and tolerance in a diverse society.It offers opportunity for personal refection and spiritual development, deepening the understanding of the significance of religion in the lives of others - individually, communally and cross-cultural.
We aim to prepare pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experience of later life. We give our pupils an insight into the diverse beliefs of the people around them by providing a positive context within which the diversity of culture, beliefs and values can be celebrated and explored.
We believe that children should know and learn about all religions. It teaches children how to be open minded and accepting of other people's faiths and backgrounds. RE helps to challenge misconceptions, prejudice and unawareness which can divide society. RE teaches ethical values and informs our values which can be reflected in what we say and how we behave. RE is an important subject in itself, developing an individual's knowledge and understanding of the religions and beliefs which form part of contemporary society.
RE gives particular opportunities to promote an ethos of respect for others, challenge stereotypes and build understanding of other cultures and beliefs. This contributes to promoting a positive and inclusive school ethos that champions democratic values and human rights.
We aim to teach our pupils to develop respect for each other including people with different faiths, beliefs, cultures which helps to challenge prejudice.