At Harworth Church of England Academy R.E is taught in accordance with the Nottinghamshire Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education which was renewed in 2015. We believe that R.E. is very important in that it prepares children for life in our multi- faith, multicultural society. Religious Education is not designed to convert pupils to any particular religion or religious belief and enable us to live in a world that is free of judgement.
As a distinctively Christian school we now include the Understanding Christianity resources alongside the agreed syllabus, this ensures that the children are developing a deep understanding of Christianity exploring the key beliefs within it. To study the life of Jesus through a systematic theological approach and to understand the religious significance of the stories within the bible. Through the use of the key concepts and the way that the resources build on top of each other this will be achieved.
RE contributes to the character education of our children and to community cohesion by promoting mutual respect and tolerance in a diverse society. It encourages them to develop their sense of identity and belonging. It enables them to flourish individually within their communities and as citizens in a diverse society and global community. RE has an important role in preparing pupils for adult life, employment and lifelong learning. It enables pupils to develop respect for and sensitivity to others, in particular those whose faiths and beliefs are different from their own. It promotes discernment and enables pupils to live in a world without prejudice. It gives children the full understanding to prevent and help combat radicalisation.