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Religious Education

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  Mrs. Picker- Religious Education Subject Leader  

Religious Education at Swanwick Primary School

Religious Education (RE) plays a crucial role in the holistic development of children, fostering their spiritual, moral, social, and cultural growth. At Swanwick Primary School, RE serves as a foundation for understanding the diversity of beliefs, values, and traditions in our world. Through our teaching of RE we aim to cover:

· Promotion of Cultural Understanding and Respect: introducing children to various religions, cultures, and belief systems, and promoting tolerance, understanding, and respect for diversity.

· Development of Moral and Ethical Values: RE provides a platform for exploring moral and ethical issues within a religious and philosophical context. Through discussions on topics such as kindness, compassion, honesty, and justice, we encourage children to make informed decisions and act ethically in their lives.

· Exploration of Personal Identity and Beliefs: children are offered opportunities to reflect on their own beliefs, values, and identities within the framework of different religious and spiritual perspectives.

· Cultivation of Spiritual Awareness and Well-being: RE provides children with opportunities for spiritual exploration and reflection, nurturing their inner life and emotional well-being.

· Preparation for Citizenship in a Diverse Society: We equip students with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to engage respectfully and responsibly with people from diverse religious and cultural backgrounds, preparing them to be active and informed global citizens.

· Connection to the Curriculum and Core Values: RE integrates with subjects such as history, geography, literature, and art, children gain insights into historical events, cultural practices, and literary traditions, enhancing their understanding of the world and enriching their learning experiences.

In conclusion, Religious Education is an essential component of primary school education, providing children with the knowledge, skills, and values needed to thrive in a multicultural and interconnected society, whilst underpinning British values. By fostering cultural understanding, moral development, personal reflection, and global citizenship, RE empowers children to become compassionate, responsible, and informed individuals.


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Swanwick Primary School

South Street, Swanwick,
Alfreton, Derbyshire, DE55 1BZ

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