One of our values is Respect and at Kingshill we believe that to have respect shows understanding. In a world where the mainstream media and online communities provide vast amounts of information, some of which is misinformation, our curriculum aims to shed light on to people's beliefs and allow children to gain a firm grasp on the world's philosophies, the spectrum of ethical thought and the variety of religious and secular beliefs. R.E is an essential component of a broad and balanced curriculum. The subject will allow them to develop individually, within their communities, as members of a diverse society and as global citizens.
The R.E curriculum encourages students to observe the key narratives of various worldviews, that is applied in differing contexts throughout their progression of learning. We follow the Hertfordshire Agreed Syllabus, providing systematic knowledge and understanding about Christianity, principal religions and worldviews.
Learners apply these religious and secular beliefs and values to local, national and global issues and headlines to stimulate learning. The curriculum includes engagement with local places of cultural and spiritual significance as well as with members of the local community. This aids them in gaining shared human understanding, fostering their spiritual development in the search for meaning and allows them to become religiously and theologically literate.
Learners will reflect on their own beliefs about the world around them, equipping them with the skills of decision making and solving real problems. They will use higher order thinking to develop lines of enquiry and evaluate the significance of beliefs and values. These skills will allow learners to become more tolerant, open-minded, considerate and respectful of ideas different to their own.
For more information about our R.E. curriculum, please contact our subject lead, Mrs McDonnell: firstname.lastname@example.org