There is a statutory requirement for schools to provide a basic curriculum, consisting of the National Curriculum and the Locally Agreed Syllabus of Religious Education. The statutory requirement entitles all pupils in Birmingham, irrespective of social background, culture, race, religion, gender or differences in ability or disabilities, to a programme of teaching and learning in Religious Education.
Through the teaching of RE, we enable and encourage pupils to:
- Develop a knowledge and understanding of Christianity: learn about and learn from Christian faith and life;
- Develop a knowledge and understanding of the other principal religions found in the United Kingdom and their associated ways of living;
- Have respect for all people and their right to hold, or not to hold, religious beliefs;
- Appreciate the way in which religious beliefs shape life and how these beliefs contribute to personal morality and social responsibility;
- Appreciate the distinctive nature of religion within human experience and develop a personal sense of meaning in life.
Religious Education aims at spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development and prepares pupils for a future is society by i) Learning from faith and ii) Learning about religious traditions.
The teaching of Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural principles, as well as British Values is enhanced through assemblies as well as through daily lessons. They are also a fundamental part of Jigsaw (our PSHE curriculum). Pupils learn about a range of religious festivals and have opportunities to visit places of worship during their time at Northfield Manor Academy.