At Gillibrand we pride ourselves in the relationships that we have built within our wider community. We aim to give children lots of opportunities to either visit other faith centres within our wider community or have people of other faiths come to visit them within school.
We believe that Religious Education develops pupils’ knowledge and understanding of religion and their ability to respond to Christianity and other principal religions presented within our wider community. By exploring issues within and across faiths, pupils learn to understand and respect different religions by asking questions and seeking answers.
As a school we use the Agreed Lancashire Syllabus of Religious Education. This seeks to support children to develop and affirm their own beliefs, values and attitudes through an exploration of shared human experiences.
Our programme of Religious Education will provide pupils with an opportunity to:
(i) develop principles for distinguishing right from wrong.
(ii) promote equality of opportunity and enable pupils to challenge discrimination and stereotyping
(iii) develop pupils’ ability to relate to others and work for the common good..
(iv) respond positively to opportunities and responsibilities, to manage risk and to cope with change throughout their lives
(v) approach with sensitivity and respect the beliefs, actions and feelings of other believers.
(vi) appreciate relationships between personal and shared religion.
(vii) develop appropriate ways of communicating their own thoughts, feelings and responses.
(viii) apply the insights derived from the process of Religious Education to the development of their own beliefs, values and attitudes.
(ix) develop pupils’ skills of enquiry and response through the use of distinctive language, listening and empathy.