Religious Education (RE) has a significant role for the development of pupils’ spiritual, moral, social, and cultural development. It promotes respect and open-mindedness towards others with different faiths and beliefs and encourages pupils to develop their sense of identity and belonging through self-awareness and reflection.
At Cedar Park, Religious Education teaches children about the nature of religious beliefs and practices and the importance and influence of these in the lives of believers. Religious Education is part of the school curriculum and makes an important contribution to the spiritual, moral, and cultural development of pupils.
We aim to promote a caring and stimulating environment where the children are encouraged to develop a respect for themselves and others.
Our vision is to provide high quality RE education that engages and inspires pupils to develop an understanding about Christianity and other religions and worldviews.
At Cedar Park School, we acknowledge the importance of developing children’s awareness about different religions and worldwide views in our society. Therefore, it is our school’s aim to equip children with the relevant knowledge and understanding that will enable them to accept and see people as individuals with individual beliefs and views.
We intend to support our pupils to access and understand the core principles of this subject through engagement.
We provide children with the ability to improve their knowledge and understanding, by following the core principles set out in the Buckinghamshire Agreed Syllabus 2022-2027.
We use the ‘Discovery RE’ scheme, which supports the core principles set out in the Buckinghamshire Agreed Syllabus 2022-2027, to meet the essential enquires we want to teach our children at Cedar Park.
Discovery RE is a set of detailed medium-term plans for RE from Years F1/2 to Year 6. It adopts an enquiry- based approach to teaching and learning through a 4-step approach (Engagement, Investigation, Evaluation and Expression).