GLF Schools

Religious Education

The national curriculum states, every school must promote the spiritual development of pupils and prepare them for the opportunities, responsibilities, and experiences of later life.

Through an engage, enquire & explore, evaluate & express model approach to teaching religious education at Springfield, pupils are able to deepen their spiritual understanding and make secure connections by utilising higher level thinking skills. Following this approach enables Springfield children to reconsider and extend their initial thinking about the subject of R.E.. At Springfield, we believe that we play a very vital role in forming tolerant and accepting children who are prepared for the experiences they will face later in life around their own religion as well as others.

In the local community we have a partnership with St. Saviours, this link has provided children a yearly opportunity to take part in donating food for the local community foodbank during Harvest. Through this endeavour children have developed a good understanding of the importance of helping others in the community.

The R.E. curriculum covered is determined by the local Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education (SACRE), which is responsible for producing the locally agreed syllabus for reigious education. Agreed Syllabuses used in schools which are not designated with a religious character must ‘reflect the fact that the religious traditions in Great Britain are in the main Christian, while taking account of the teaching and practices of the other principal religions represented in Great Britain’.

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