Religious Education

Religious Education in MHJS follows the Locally Agreed Syllabus developed by the Agreed Syllabus Conference, advised by SACRE (Standing Advisory Council for RE).
RE is educating children about religion. It enables children to learn about religion and from religious and human experience. The Syllabus reflects ‘that the religious traditions in Great Britain are in the main Christian whilst taking into account the teachings and practices of the other principal religions represented,’ (LBB Locally Agreed Syllabus).
The following units are studied: Religion and the Individual, Places of Worship, Pilgrimage and Sacred Places, Sacred Texts; Worship; the Journey of Life and Death; Symbols; Inspirational People; Beliefs and Beliefs in Action. We study these through Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Judaism, Islam and Sikhism.
We use stories, pictures, artefacts, visits, visitors, film clips and members of the school community to help with our learning.
RE helps us to understand the diversity of the world that we live in on a local, national and global level. It also helps with our personal development and supports our understanding of spiritual, moral, social and cultural questions that occur during our lives.