Religious Education

Religious Education is Inspiring at Wyborne.

We believe that children must learn about the beliefs and cultures of their peers and those of world religions in order to become tolerant, respectful members of society. Our curriculum enables children to embrace the diverse global community in which we live and build their sense of community and belonging. We actively promote equality of opportunity, racial equality and good relations among the different groups within our school. We endeavour to create an atmosphere in which every child feels safe and secure in their own beliefs and has respect for the beliefs of others.

We want children to appreciate the way that Religious Beliefs shape life and behaviour; develop the ability to make reasoned and informed judgements about religious and moral issues and enhance their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. We believe children need to learn not only about but from Religions, in order to develop an understanding of the world around them. We encourage pupils to ask questions and consider the values of our school, our community and the wider world. This is achieved through the six themes of RE. Children should:

Develop an Understanding of: Practices and Ways of Life; Expression; Beliefs, Teachings and Sources

Develop Personal Responses and Reflections on: Identity, Diversity and Belonging; Values and Commitment; Meaning, Purpose and Truth.

Religious Education is the only area of the curriculum that is determined by the Local Authority. Our curriculum is based on this but has been tailored to the Religions and Beliefs of our Families here at Wyborne. This is outlined in the Intent Document, which is used by teachers to plan thought provoking and in-depth sequences of lessons, including Visits and RE Workshops.

The Religions taught at Wyborne are Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism and Sikhism; with Christianity being the main faith of the school. However, RE is also taught throughout the school to reflect our overall aims, values and philosophies through faith topics such as Who am I/ Belonging; Peace; and Understanding Faith and Belief in Royal Greenwich; to name a few.

Our curriculum is designed to encourage creativity, imagination, enquiry, debate, discussion and independence from all pupils and to help them flourish within their communities as citizens in a diverse society.

Jazz Jean-Paul – Religious Education Subject Leader.

Please click here to view the RE Intent document.