Religious Education and Collective Worship

At Raddlebarn Primary School, we work hard to develop the characters of our children and help them understand the diverse society in which they live in. We aim to develop our children into well rounded respectful members of the society through deepening their knowledge and understanding of the six major religions: Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Sikhism, Buddhism and Hinduism. At Raddlebarn, we teach in accordance with the Birmingham Agreed Syllabus 2007 and cover a wide range of religious traditions, to provide our children with an understanding of all faiths and the importance of everyone being equal.

We believe that Religious Education offers children the opportunity to identify, share and discuss the deepest values of human life; therefore our curriculum follows 24 moral and cultural dispositions to cultivate and inspire children’s understanding of different faiths. Alongside this, we offer children the opportunity to learn about different faiths in a multi-sensory, immersive and captivating environment, which in turn, will engage the pupils more. This is done through using real artefacts to teach children of religious traditions and various other sensory methods and setting up the classroom as a stage to set religious scenes

RE has an imperative part to play in promoting the spiritual, moral, social, cultural and intellectual development of our pupils. It enables them to gain a greater understanding of themselves and a more compassionate awareness of the world and the people in it, which better equips them to cope with the responsibilities and experiences of adult life. To promote the ideas of our school vision, we believe that education in RE should be an exciting and child-centred journey. Children will learn to understand the world and their place in it, know that all members of the school community must show respect and tolerance for others and develop a better cultural awareness.

Raddlebarn Primary and Nursery School is not affiliated to a particular religious denomination, therefore, the daily act of collective worship is non-denominational and although they are of a broadly Christian nature, due consideration is given to the multicultural society in which we live.