Religious Education Intent at Alderton Junior School
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION THROUGH THREE DISTINCT LENSES
The aim of religious Education at Alderton is for all pupils to develop the values of respect and empathy, which are important in both our diverse society and our culturally expanding school community. With the make-up of our school ever changing, we teach RE through the SAT (Saffron Academy Trust) RE scheme (in line with Essex SACRE), which explores Religious Education through three distinct lenses: Theology, Philosophy and Human and Social Science adapting it to meet the needs of our community.
Our desire is for our pupils to leave our school with a spiritual, moral, social and cultural understanding of life, in line with the British Values, so that they have a broader mind and a deeper understanding of the world. Within the curriculum, our pupils are intellectually challenged and personally enriched through lessons which explore different religions and beliefs in our world and the effect religion has had on society.
Through this, our pupils are encouraged to question, foster civilised debates and reasoned arguments, all with the aim of helping them to understand the place of religion and belief in the modern world.
Mrs Maggie Gordon