At Lower Peover, RE expresses and strengthens our vision, ethos and values that are at the heart of what we aim to do in every aspect of school life. We believe that the teaching of RE should enable every child to flourish and to ‘live life in all its fullness’, (John 10:10). The importance placed on the development of the whole child spiritually, morally, socially, culturally, and intellectually is reflected in the RE curriculum.
At Lower Peover, where pupils and staff come from different faiths and none, RE is a highly valued academic subject that enables understanding of how religion and beliefs affect our lives. There is ‘a commitment to generous hospitality, being true to our underpinning faith, but with a deep respect for the integrity of other religious traditions (and worldviews) and for the religious freedom of each person.’ (Statement of Entitlement 2019)
We provide an RE curriculum that is rich and varied and studies a range of world religions and worldviews. At the heart of RE in this school is the teaching of Christianity, rooted in the person and work of Jesus Christ that enables learners to acquire a thorough knowledge and understanding of the Christian faith.
Our aim is to provide a wide range of opportunities for learners to understand and to make links between the beliefs, practices, and value systems of the range of faiths studied. Links with the Christian vision and values of the school are intrinsic to our RE curriculum. We aim to provide suitable learning opportunities that match the needs of all children. This includes providing relevant support, differentiated activities and a range of teaching, and learning styles within lessons.
Pupils are encouraged to know about, understand, and respond to the ultimate questions of life and ethical issues. Our curriculum inspires pupils to explore, develop and affirm their own faith and values whilst having respect for the faith, beliefs, and values of others. We are committed to education for wisdom, hope, community, and dignity.