“RE, taught well, provides a safe space to discuss, experience and respond well to difference - a space where students can engage with controversial issues and learn to disagree respectfully with each other. This can play a key role in fostering good relationships between different groups within the school and in later life."
Derby and Derbyshire Agreed Syllabus 2020-2025
Religious Education: Our Intent for the subject.
As a proud Church of England school, Religious Education is a subject of the utmost importance to us. RE helps children develop empathy and an understanding of their own beliefs and the faith of others. The children will have the opportunity to explore the beliefs of Christians, Muslims, Jewish people, Hindus and Humanists and how this impacts their lives and responses to different situations. It gives pupils the opportunity to develop an understanding of the impact of beliefs and faith on people’s behaviour and actions. Each year the children will work through the Understanding Christianity scheme, alongside the Derby City Agreed Syllabus, which allows children to explore bigger questions such as, ‘Was Jesus the Messiah?’ and ‘Why does Christmas matter to Christians?’
RE is a subject which can develop understanding and peace and help to alleviate tensions which may arise between and within faiths. Through an understanding of other people’s viewpoints, we broaden our own view on situations.
How it fits within our school vision.
Our school vision is rooted in the Christian faith. As a proud Church of England school, our vision is underpinned by the Church of England’s vision for education. This vision identifies four interlinking aims for all our pupils and, at its heart, lies LOVE (Luke 10:27).
It is this LOVE for God, for our neighbours and ourselves, that forms our Christian foundation to underpin all that we do.
At Walter Evans we believe in a broad and balanced curriculum where all subjects are valued. A broad and balanced curriculum will equip our children with a breadth of knowledge and skills in all areas of the curriculum. We aim for our pupils to ‘Persevere, be curious and inspired through their learning’.