Religious Education develops an understanding of the world around us. It promotes mutual respect, tolerance for all faiths and an appreciation of diversity. Religious Education helps children to understand how values and beliefs are reflected in what we say and how we behave. It develops children’s knowledge and understanding of different religions and beliefs that form part of society. We follow Hampshire’s ‘Living Difference’ curriculum that is based on teaching RE through understanding of concepts, focusing on Christianity, Islam and Hinduism. Children are given opportunities for personal reflection and to ask questions. RE prepares children for the next phases in their lives including tolerance and understanding of the beliefs and practices in a multicultural society.
The Education Act 1996, School Standards and Framework Act 1998 and Education Act 2002 require that:
Local Authority Agreed Syllabus
In accordance with the Education Act (2006), the teaching of Religious Education at Kings Furlong Junior School follows the Local Authority Agreed Syllabus ‘Living Difference IV’ (revised November 2021)