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Religious Education

R.E. at Great Bridge Primary School

At Great Bridge Primary School, our goal is to provide a broad and inclusive Religious Education (RE) curriculum that allows all pupils to gain a deep understanding of religious beliefs, practices, and values. Our aim is to promote tolerance, respect, and empathy towards different faiths, while equipping our pupils with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to critically engage with different world views.

At Great Bridge Primary School, we want our pupils to:

  • Develop a solid understanding of major world religions and beliefs, such as Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, and non-religious world views.
  • Cultivate a critical awareness of different religious traditions, including their origins, teachings, and impact on society and individuals.
  • Promote mutual understanding and respect for different religions, beliefs, and cultures, challenging prejudice and stereotypes.
  • Reflect on their own beliefs, values, and experiences, engaging in meaningful and respectful discussions about religious and ethical issues.
  • Develop skills in enquiry, reflection, critical thinking, and respectful dialogue, enabling them to thoughtfully and sensitively engage with complex matters of faith, ethics, and spirituality.
  • Foster a sense of moral responsibility, empathy, and compassion towards others, promoting social cohesion and community involvement.
  • Celebrate religious diversity and cultural heritage within the school community, acknowledging common values shared by all.

We firmly believe that RE plays a vital role in nurturing the spiritual, moral, social, and cultural development of our pupils. By developing a comprehensive RE curriculum, we aim to empower our pupils to become responsible citizens who positively contribute to our multicultural society. Our curriculum adheres to the guidelines outlined in the locally-agreed syllabus and embraces our school values of “all valued, all achieving, all equal.” Our approach also encourages pupils to reflect on their own beliefs and values, while building the skills necessary for respectful and inclusive dialogue.