At Heartwood CE VC Primary and Nursery School we value the importance of RE and follow the Norfolk Agreed Syllabus, working closely with the Church of England Diocese of Norwich. At our school, we believe that the purpose of RE is about religious literacy and aim to help pupils hold balanced and well-informed conversations about religion and belief. Consequently, RE intends to promote religious understanding and respect and to challenge prejudice, discrimination and stereotyping.
As a Voluntary Controlled school with a Christian foundation, there is a strong focus on Christianity, although pupils are given the opportunity to learn about other world religions and cultures. This enables pupils to appreciate their own and others' beliefs and helps them to develop a clear understanding of the significance of religion in their own area as well as in the world today. In order to fulfil this purpose, we provide a balance of theology, philosophy and human social sciences within our RE sessions.