We all have views about what we think is the meaning and purpose of life. These inevitably affect people’s lifestyles. The aim of RE at Ibstock Place School is to provide pupils with the opportunity to investigate and compare different worldviews and how these have affected and continue to affect individuals and communities.
With a Christian ethos at Ibstock Place School, all pupils are encouraged to develop a good knowledge of the Bible, and the skills to evaluate its relevance in today’s society. An important part of their learning is to relate key Biblical themes to contemporary issues. Pupils also spend some time studying other world religions, their history and impact in an increasingly multi-faith society. At various stages pupils also address a range of philosophical and ethical issues.
In their study of RE, all pupils are encouraged to progress in their ability to think theologically and philosophically. They are encouraged to ask questions, debate, discuss and to pursue answers. An emphasis is also placed on linking the skills and content covered in RE with their other subjects.