Religious Education and World Views
These three ways of conceptualising religion also relate to different theological positions and may be found as overlapping to different extents within any particular religious tradition.
Religious education in Hampshire, Portsmouth, Southampton and the Isle of Wight intends to play an educative part in the lives of children and young people as they come to speak, think and act in the world.
This entails teachers bringing children and young people first to attend to their own experience and that of others, to engage intellectually with material that is new and to discern with others what is valuable with regard to living a religious life or one informed by a non-religious or other perspective.
This approach to religious education in Hampshire, Portsmouth, Southampton and Isle of Wight schools is consistent with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, particularly Articles 12, 13, 14 and 30, and supports the work of rights respecting education (RRE).
Spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and British Values
Through questioning, exploring, reflecting upon and interpreting human experience in the light of religions and beliefs studied we develop our spiritual knowledge and understanding over time. This includes communicating reflections, responses and evaluations about questions of identity, belonging, diversity, meaning, purpose, truth, values and commitments, making increasingly insightful links to the specific religions studied. All of these fundamental aspects to our RE curriculum means we build a positive tolerance and mutual respect.