The principal aim of religious education (RE) is to explore what people believe and what difference this makes to how they live. Pupils at Ashperton Primary Academy gain the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to handle questions raised by religion and belief, reflecting on their own ideas and ways of living.
We believe that RE has an important part to play in promoting the spiritual, moral, social, cultural and intellectual development of our pupils and in helping them to gain a greater understanding of themselves and a more sympathetic awareness of the needs of others. This enables pupils to be better equipped to cope with the responsibilities and experiences of adult life. To promote the ideas of our school vision we believe that education in RE should be a child centred, exciting journey. Pupils will learn to understand the world and their place in it, know that all members of the school community show respect and tolerance for others and develop a better cultural awareness.
Our objectives for the teaching of RE are derived from Herefordshire Agreed Syllabus for R.E 2020-2025: