We believe that a high-quality religious education provides a major contribution to the education of children and young people. At its best, it is intellectually challenging and personally enriching. It helps young people develop beliefs and values, and promotes the virtues of respect and empathy, which are important in our diverse society. It fosters civilised debate and reasoned argument, and helps pupils to understand the place of religion and belief in the modern world.
Religious Education is at the heart of our school ethos. We want our core values to be represented in our children: achievement, adventure, creativity, nurture and respect. We all believe that “we are growing the hearts and minds of today to build the communities of tomorrow,” thus our children must learn to value their own and other people’s cultures in modern multicultural Britain, and by exploring their own and others beliefs, they will be better able to make their own life choices today.
At Jericho Primary we are THEOLOGIANS! Our Religious Education curriculum, which is delivered in line with the Cumbria Locally Agreed Syllabus:
The British Values Agenda is intrinsic to our whole school RE curriculum and underpins our classroom teaching and school ethos also. With these core values placed at the heart of everything we do, we want our children to learn to become global citizens. Through their carefully crafted enquiry-based learning, educational visits and enrichment opportunities, our children will learn through a range of opportunities which promote an ethos of respect for others, helps our pupils to challenge stereotypes and builds understanding of other cultures and beliefs. External contributors from the community, e.g. local clergy, local members/speakers from other religions etc make a valuable contribution to the RE programme as do visits to places of worship. External contributors from the community, e.g. local clergy, local members/speakers from other religions etc make a valuable contribution to the RE programme as do visits to places of worship. These enriched curriculum opportunities contribute to promoting a positive and inclusive school ethos that champions democratic values and human rights.