At Grange Junior School, we aim to engage pupils in systematic enquiry into a significant human questions, which religion and world views address. Children develop the understanding and skills needed to appraise varied responses to these questions as well as developing responses of their own through a considered, balanced perspective. Through our teaching of RE, we promote a development of spiritual, moral, social and cultural approaches.
During their time at Grange, all children will develop the skills needed to engage with key religious and world views. This allows learners to have the opportunity to enquire and investigate about key concepts in faiths and beliefs. Learners gain the ability to make enquiries into what enables different individuals and communities to live together respectfully and articulate understanding of their own and others' beliefs and values. Children are also taught to recognise diversity within our local community and the wider world. They are encouraged to embody our Busy Bee learning values as they do this. Religious Education is taught in an open and safe environment. Children are encouraged and free to ask questions and seek answers for themselves, with guidance from teachers. With ample opportunity to explore a range of religions, faiths and beliefs, they are able to describe, explain and analyse these beliefs and practices and discern possible connections between them and their own lives, experiences and ways of understanding the world. Religious Education at Grange Juniors is implemented and based around the Swindon Agreed Syllabus. To enrich the topics that we cover and ensure we provide our children with exciting learning experiences, a variety of visitors and trips are planned and cross-curricular links are made wherever possible.
At Grange Juniors, we seek to ensure that all children in our school are educated to develop spiritually, academically, emotionally and morally to enable them to better understand themselves and others and to cope with the opportunities, challenges and responsibilities of living in a rapidly changing, multicultural world. Regular assemblies, days dedicated to religious education and celebrations of learning help to celebrate the diversity of the school community and promote positive images of people in the wider community, including their beliefs, traditions, culture, language and history.When children leave us, they will do so with the knowledge of a multitude of religions, faiths and beliefs. Our pupils understand how religious education promotes discernment and enables them to combat prejudice, preparing them for adult life, employment and life-long learning.