“Every child and young person who goes to school, therefore, is entitled to an experience of RE that is both academically challenging and personally inspiring.
RE contributes dynamically to pupils’ education in schools, while provoking challenging questions about meaning and purpose in life, beliefs about God, ultimate reality, issues of right and wrong and what it means to be human.
In RE pupils learn from religions and world views about different ways of life. They discover, explore and consider many different answers to questions about human identity, meaning and value. They learn to weigh up for themselves the value of wisdom from different communities, to disagree respectfully, to be reasonable in their responses to religions and world views and to respond by expressing insights about their own and others’ lives. They think rigorously, creatively, imaginatively and respectfully about their ideas in relation to religion and world views.”
(Derbyshire and Derby City Agreed Syllabus for RE, 2020–2025 © RE Today Services 2019)