At Daresbury Primary School, we follow the Halton Schools Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education – The Lancashire Agreed Syllabus. There are two key concepts explored; learning about religion and belief and learning from religion and belief. The Lancashire Field of Enquiry for RE lies at the heart of the syllabus with its central question 'What does it mean to be Human?' Pupils will progress in RE with regard to the exploration of shared human experience, beliefs and values, living religious traditions and the search for personal meaning. RE also contributes to pupils' personal development and well-being and to community cohesion by promoting mutual respect and tolerance in a diverse society. RE can also make important contributions to other parts of the school curriculum such as citizenship, personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE education), the humanities, education for sustainable development, thinking skills and others. It offers opportunities for deep personal reflection and spiritual development, deepening the understanding of the significance of religion in the lives of others – individually, communally and cross-culturally.
As well as developing a knowledge and understanding of Christianity, Religious Education is concerned with moral and spiritual development and an understanding of all religions. Children are given opportunities to think about religious ideas, behaviour, and attitudes, as well as personal qualities such as consideration, bravery, loyalty, and truthfulness. Children are not only taught about different faiths, they are given opportunities to reflect on their own beliefs and appreciate different viewpoints of others. We foster links with our local places of worship and welcome leaders from many faiths into our school. We have strong links with our Village Church, All Saints Daresbury and have regular assemblies led by the vicar.