The R.E. curriculum at Puss Bank school aims to give children an understanding of a multi-cultural world and their place within it.
Through the study of Christianity, they will learn about the religion and the community within which they live.
By teaching other world religions we endeavour to foster respect and understanding of a diverse and multi-cultural wider community that reflects a changing Britain. Children will respond to different faith communities with interest, tolerance and empathy. They will recognise both the differences and similarities between their own beliefs and those of others.
The teaching of R.E. in Puss Bank follows the Agreed Syllabus for Cheshire East.
We all live in a multi- cultural society and a good understanding of different cultures is crucial to young people’s personal development. This syllabus seeks to offer help and advice to teachers so that pupils can engage with the challenges of the many spiritual, moral, social and cultural questions that modern life throws at them and creates opportunities for them to develop their own beliefs.
Gillian Merry Chair of Cheshire East SACRE May 2016
At Puss Bank we ensure our planning and teaching provides opportunities to promote spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. This is through learning about and reflecting on important concepts, experiences and beliefs that are at the heart of religious and other traditions and practices. Time is given for considering the importance of rights and responsibilities and developing a sense of conscience, as well as how religions and beliefs contribute to cultural identity and practices. Our Religious Education also provides opportunities to promote British values through an acceptance that other people having different faiths or beliefs to oneself (or having none) and this should be accepted and respected and should not be the cause of prejudicial or discriminatory behaviour. We encourage a mutual respect and positive attitudes towards diversity.