At Noak Bridge Primary School we follow ExploRE, the Essex Agreed Syllabus. We intend for the Religious Education aspect of our school curriculum to inspire, challenge and encourage pupils by providing them with knowledge and skills. Pupils will develop skills to answer challenging questions, explore a variety of religious beliefs, traditions and values whilst enabling themselves to understand the traditions and beliefs which are followed in our multi-cultural community. We want pupils to understand the importance of beliefs, values and traditions of individuals whilst combating prejudices in life, preparing them for adult life, employment and life-long understanding.
We aim to deliver a curriculum which is accessible to all pupils and will maximise the learning outcomes for every pupil, in order for them to know more, comprehend more and remember more. With this in mind, pupils will become independent and responsible members of a multi-cultural society. Pupils will benefit from exploring questions about life, to understand what people believe and how this impacts the way they live, enabling pupils to make sense of religions. We provide our children with opportunities for them to learn about and from religions and worldviews in local, national and global contexts, to discover, explore and consider different answers to these questions. They will be equipped with systematic knowledge and understanding of a range of religions and worldviews, enabling them to develop their ideas, values and identities. Our children are encouraged to develop an aptitude for dialogue so that they can participate positively in our society.