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Westcliff RE intent


At Westcliff, we believe that children should have a safe space to develop their understanding and curiosity of people, cultures, faiths and relationships. The principle aim of Religious Education is to make sense of a range of religious and non-religious beliefs. To understand the impact and significance of religious and non-religious beliefs and to make connections between religious and non-religious beliefs, concepts, practices, and ideas studied. These three core elements are woven together to provide breadth and balance within the teaching and learning of religions and beliefs. A key focus, which underpins our learning is the British Values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs to prepare our pupils for life in modern day Britain. Children will be taught what it means to be a Courageous Advocate and how to explore Spirituality. We believe that all children should have a voice and use it to enquire, understand and develop their ideas, values and identities as respectful citizens. We encourage the fascination about the world and its people allowing the children to be socially and morally connected to their community. By the time pupils leave us they will have developed an understanding of a range of religions and non-religious beliefs so that they can describe, explain and analyse beliefs and practices.