At Beechfield School Religious Education plays a key role in promoting our spiritual and moral curriculum driver and helps to celebrate the diversity within our school community. Whether our pupils belong to a denomination of faith or not, we believe that learning about and from different religions helps the spiritual, moral, social, and cultural development of our children, and teaches respect for others. We use Hertfordshire Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education (2017-2022) to support our teaching and learning within RE. Our children learn about, and from, the six main presenting faiths in the UK (Christianity, Islam, Sikhism, Judaism, Hinduism and Buddhism) and explore the beliefs and practices of these religions, focusing on 8 different strands (as set out in our long term plan). We also believe in adapting our religious education curriculum to include other religious groups that our children or families may belong to. Visits to places of worship and religious visitors to school play an important part in our children’s Religious Education.
The Statutory expected learning outcomes for the end of each key stage are taken from Hertfordshire Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education 2017-2022 (pages 18-22)