The broad aim of religious education at Holy Trinity School is to promote the spiritual, moral, cultural and intellectual development of children. We enable children to develop knowledge not only of Christianity but also of other world religions, especially those that are the main faiths of children within our school. Children reflect on what it means to have a faith and to develop their own spiritual knowledge and understanding. This is achieved by encouraging children to explore and respond to these aspects of religion and draw upon their own experiences. We help the children learn about religions as well as from religions.
At Holy Trinity we believe RE subject matter gives particular opportunities to promote an ethos of respect for others, challenge stereotypes and build understanding of other cultures and beliefs. This contributes to promoting a positive and inclusive school ethos. We believe RE enables pupils to build their sense of identity and belonging, which helps them flourish within their communities and as citizens in a diverse society. It teaches pupils to develop respect for others, including people with different faiths and beliefs, and helps to challenge prejudice and prompts pupils to consider their responsibilities to themselves and to others, and to explore how they might contribute to their communities and to wider society. It encourages empathy, generosity and compassion.
An RE topic is taught every half term, often as a blocked area of study rather than as a set of individual weekly lessons. At Holy Trinity School we follow the Worcestershire Agreed RE Syllabus which can be found below.