Religious Education is a curriculum entitlement for all children and the school follows the new Norfolk “Syllabus for Religious Education 2019”. The purpose of RE is to help children and young people to hold balanced and well- informed conversations about religion and belief. In order to fulfil this purpose, we advocate that R.E. needs to provide a balance between three disciplines. These are:
- Theology: This is about believing. It looks at where beliefs come from, how they have changed over time, how they are applied differently in different contexts and how they relate to each other.
- Philosophy: This is about thinking. It is about finding out how and whether things make sense. It deals with questions of morality and ethics. It takes seriously the nature of reality, knowledge and existence.
- Human/Social Sciences: This is about living. It explores the diverse ways in which people practise their beliefs. It engages with the impact of beliefs on individuals, communities and societies.
Religious Education does not seek to urge religious beliefs on children or to compromise the integrity of their own beliefs by promoting one religion over another. Parents have the right to withdraw their child from Religious Education. Suitable alternative provision will be made.