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Wellington Primary School

Religious Education

As a school situated in the culturally rich and diverse community of Hounslow, our intent for the Religious Education (RE) curriculum is deeply rooted in fostering understanding, respect, and appreciation for the multitude of religious traditions and beliefs present within our student body. Guided by the Hounslow Agreed Syllabus, our curriculum aims to provide a comprehensive and inclusive education that reflects the religious landscape of our local community while promoting critical thinking, empathy, and tolerance.

Celebrating Diversity - Our RE curriculum acknowledges and celebrates the diverse religious backgrounds and identities of our students and their families. Through engaging and interactive lessons, we aim to create an inclusive learning environment where every student feels valued and respected, regardless of their religious affiliation or background. 

Promoting Understanding and Respect - Central to our curriculum is the promotion of understanding and respect for different religious traditions and beliefs. Children will explore the core teachings, practices, and rituals of major world religions, as well as lesser-known faiths, fostering a deeper appreciation for the richness and complexity of religious diversity. 

Encouraging Critical Thinking and Reflection - We encourage children to critically engage with religious concepts and ideas, challenging preconceived notions and developing their own informed perspectives. Through open dialogue, inquiry-based learning, and reflection, students are empowered to explore the ethical, moral, and philosophical dimensions of religious beliefs and practices. 

Fostering Community Engagement - Our RE curriculum extends beyond the classroom, providing opportunities for students to engage with local religious communities and organizations. Through visits to places of worship, guest speakers, and community projects, children gain first-hand experiences that deepen their understanding of different religious traditions and foster meaningful connections with members of diverse faith communities. 

Promoting Spiritual Development - Alongside academic learning, our RE curriculum nurtures children’s spiritual development by encouraging them to explore questions of meaning, purpose, and identity. Through reflective activities, mindfulness practices, and opportunities for personal expression, children develop a deeper sense of self-awareness and spiritual well-being.

Ensuring Accessibility and Inclusivity - We are committed to ensuring that our RE curriculum is accessible and inclusive for all students, including those with diverse learning needs and abilities. By providing differentiated instruction, resources, and support, we strive to create an environment where every child can fully participate and engage in their religious education.

In summary, our intent for the Religious Education curriculum is to provide a holistic and inclusive learning experience that equips children with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to navigate the complexities of our diverse world with empathy, understanding, and respect. Through a curriculum grounded in the Hounslow Agreed Syllabus, we aim to empower children to become informed, responsible, and compassionate global citizens who contribute positively to their communities and society at large.


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