At Holden Lane Primary School, we are committed to providing opportunities for children to broaden their knowledge and understanding around a range of religious and worldwide views. Through Religious Education lessons, we aim to nurture and develop the pupils’ understanding so that they can appreciate the beliefs and practices of the main religions, recognising the diversity, meanings and values within and between communities and amongst individuals.
We follow the Stoke on Trent Agreed Syllabus which enables pupils to study beliefs, teachings and ways of living, and is structured so that they can explore a range of responses to questions of identity, meaning, purpose, values and commitments. Pupils examine and reflect upon their own ideas and values. At a time when religious beliefs guide the lives of billions of people worldwide, understanding people’s views can be a first step to recognising and appreciating diversity.
We have designed our Religious Education Curriculum so that it fulfils the Local Agreed Syllabus, but is also tailored to our school and the needs of our pupils. Our curriculum encourages pupils to develop an understanding of themselves and the world in which they live, preparing them for life in Britain today.