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Religious Education

At Sherington, we value the importance of the community around us and use this as a starting point in our Religious Education.

In Religious Education we aim to:

  • provoke challenging questions about the ultimate meaning and purpose of life, beliefs about God (in the principal religions), issues of right and wrong and what it means to be human, fostering personal reflection and spiritual development;
  • encourage pupils to explore their own beliefs (whether they are religious or non-religious), in the light of what they learn, as they examine issues of religious belief and faith and how these impact on personal, institutional and social ethics; and to express their responses. This also builds resilience to anti-democratic or extremist narratives;
  • enable pupils to build their sense of identity and belonging, which helps them flourish within their communities and as citizens in a diverse society;
  • teach pupils to develop respect for others, including people with different faiths and beliefs and help to challenge prejudice.

Pupils will learn about Religious Education through a range of activities such as art, cooking, drama, examining religious artefacts and sharing stories and experiences with their peers.

Sherington follows the Royal Borough of Greenwich Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education 2019-2024. The responsibility for the agreed syllabus rests with Royal Greenwich’s Standing Advisory Council for Religious Education (SACRE).

‘The Agreed Syllabus 2019- 2024 is the result of work by members of local faith communities, teachers in Royal Borough of Greenwich schools and elected members of Royal Greenwich.’

– Royal Borough of Greenwich