Curriculum Intent – Religious Education
At Darley Dale Primary School, we follow the Derbyshire Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education; this has a significant role for the development of pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. The intention is to develop their knowledge of different religions whilst promoting respect and open-mindedness towards others with different beliefs. Children are encouraged to ask questions and also develop their own sense of belonging and identity. Ultimately through our RE curriculum we want to give children the education and experiences to become compassionate, respectful citizens in their own communities and in worldwide society.
Characteristics of a Religious Scholar
- An outstanding level of religious understanding and knowledge.
- A thorough engagement with a range of ultimate questions about the meaning and significance of existence.
- The ability to ask significant and highly reflective questions about religion and demonstrate an excellent understanding of issues related to the nature, truth and
value of religion.
- A strong understanding of how the beliefs, values, practices and ways of life within any religion cohere together.
- Exceptional independence; the ability to think for themselves and take the initiative in, for example, asking questions, carrying out investigations, evaluating ideas
and working constructively with others.
- Significant levels of originality, imagination or creativity, which are shown in their responses to their learning in RE.
- The ability to link the study of religion and belief to personal reflections on meaning and purpose.
- A wide knowledge and deep understanding across a wide range of religions and beliefs.