Religious Education at New Park
At New Park Primary School, we believe that Religious Education contributes dynamically to our children’s education and all-round personal development. We recognise the leading role that RE plays in promoting the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental, and physical development of our pupils, whilst also preparing our children for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life.
Our Religious education curriculum provokes challenging questions about meaning and purpose in life, beliefs about God, ultimate reality, issues of right and wrong and what it means to be human. The knowledge and understanding pupils acquire of a range of religions and worldviews from EYFS to Year 6, enables our children to develop their ideas, values and identities.
Our RE curriculum is designed to embody our curriculum drivers that underpin our learning throughout the school. We use our school drivers to ensure our children, and their community, are represented in our RE curriculum by;
The teaching and implementation of the R.E. curriculum at New Park Primary School is based on the Liverpool LEA Agreed Syllabus for RE (2020).
We recognise the variety of religious and non-religious families from which our pupils come. We welcome and celebrate this diversity, are sensitive to the home background of each child and work to ensure that all pupils feel and are included in our R.E. programme.
The locally agreed syllabus for RE aims to ensure that all pupils:
- know about and understand a range of religions and worldviews.
- are able to express ideas and insights about the nature, significance and impact of religions and worldviews.
- acquire and deploy the skills needed to engage seriously with religions and worldviews.