How children learn about religions @TJ
At Thomas Jolyffe we are a part of the new joint Coventry and Warwickshire Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education 2017. We understand that good Religious Education makes a positive contribution to the learning of pupils. This syllabus enables pupils through RE to develop their knowledge and skills to prepare them for life in a modern, diverse Britain and in a plural world. It is structured so that pupils are challenged to think rigorously and creatively, to make informed judgements and to understand that it is acceptable to have doubts and to disagree in a reasoned and sensitive way. In the process they can examine and reflect upon a range of questions about spirituality and identity, morality, values and commitments. The syllabusenables pupils to explore Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Sikhism, as well as Christianity throughout their time at Thomas Jolyffe. It also encourages the consideration of secular world views.
Our aim is to:
• Enhance the knowledge and understanding of young people of the beliefs, practices and traditions of different faith groups in Warwickshire
• Contribute to the development of social cohesion between young people of different faiths in Warwickshire
• Support the development of RE in Warwickshire schools through the production of documentary resources for schools within the county
• Support Citizenship through RE
• Develop young people's understanding of and respect for the democratic process in this country.
Mrs V. Woodhead - Religious Education coordinator