“The highest result of education is tolerance.” – Helen Keller
We recognise that the personal development of pupils, spiritually, morally, socially and culturally, plays a significant part in their ability to learn, achieve, thrive in a supportive highly cohesive learning community and develop into responsible citizens. Religious Education (R.E.) is an important part of preparing our pupils well for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life in British Society. R.E. develops an individual’s knowledge and understanding of the religions and beliefs building on the rich heritage of culture and diversity in the United Kingdom. R.E. also contributes to pupils’ personal development and well-being and to community cohesion by promoting mutual respect and tolerance in a diverse society. It provides a key context to develop pupils’ understanding and appreciation of diversity, to promote shared values and to challenge racism and discrimination. It also gives them the knowledge, skills and understanding to discern and value truth and goodness, strengthening their capacity for making moral judgements and for evaluating different types of commitment to make positive and healthy choices.