Beliefs and Values
In Beliefs and Values pupils learn from religions and world views about different ways of life in local, national and global contexts. 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 into their own and others’ lives. They think rigorously, creatively, imaginatively and respectfully about their ideas in relation to religions and world views. Living in and growing up in the diverse world of the 21st century will challenge all young people. An understanding of different faiths and beliefs has never seemed more relevant. Our Beliefs and Values curriculum aims to prepare our children for the future by teaching them about a variety of faiths and beliefs as well as allowing them to consider big questions of spirituality and identity. It also explores questions of morality, such as poverty, discrimination and the use of limited resources as well as raising ethical questions about human reproductions, racial and religious prejudice and the role of politics in everyday life.