At Carlton Miniott Primary Academy we believe that Religious Education (R.E.) is an essential component of a broad and balanced curriculum. Religious Education in our school allows pupils to explore significant and meaningful human questions which religion and worldviews address. Through high quality teaching and learning, children are equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to appreciate and appraise varied responses to these questions, inspiring children to form unique responses of their own. Carlton Miniott uses R.E. as a vehicle for developing our children spiritually, morally, socially and culturally. This ensures children are prepared for the opportunities, experiences and responsibilities presented to them in their present and in their future. We endeavour to teach R.E. in such a way that encompasses the aims, values and philosophy of our school, with a specific focus on nurturing our children to become responsible, tolerant and successful future citizens.
To ensure children are given opportunity to build knowledge, develop skills and make connections, the religions we study follow the guidelines presented in the North Yorkshire Agreed Syllabus and are as follows:
R.E. in our school is coherent and provides clear progression for children as they move their way up through school. Teachers dedicate 5% of curriculum time to R.E. through lessons, theme days and school trips to different places of worship.