Mrs Gemma Scholes
Religious Education Intent
The aims of Religious Education at Hoddlesden St Paul’s Church of England Primary School are:
- To enable pupils to know about and understand Christianity as a living faith that influences the lives of people worldwide and as the religion that has most shaped British culture and heritage;
- To enable pupils to know and understand about other major world religions and world views, their impact on society, culture and the wider world, enabling pupils to express ideas and insights;
- To contribute to the development of pupils’ own spiritual/philosophical convictions, exploring and enriching their own beliefs and values.
R.E. prepares children for citizenship in today’s diverse society. It enables them to develop sensitivity to, and respect for others. Quality R.E. breaks down barriers and builds communities. At its best, R.E. offers pupils authentic encounters with living faith communities equipping them with the ability to hold an informed conversation about religious beliefs and practices.
(Blackburn Diocesan Board of Education 2017)