The aim of R.E. is to support children and young people in affirming and developing their own beliefs, values and attitudes through an exploration of shared human experiences. They are also encouraged to consider the place and significance of religion in the contemporary world.
The 1988 Education Reform Act required that any locally agreed syllabus “shall reflect the fact that the religious traditions in Great Britain are in the main Christian, whilst taking account of the teaching and practices of other principal religions represented in Great Britain”. The schemes of work designed for Baines Year 7 pupils take this into account and include much teaching of Christian beliefs, attitudes and values, whilst at the same time including the teachings of other religions.
The Lancashire agreed syllabus of Religion Education is designed to support the pupils’ personal search for meaning by engaging enquiry into the question “What is it to be human?” Pupils will deal with this question by exploring answers offered by religion and belief.
It is important that each child has the opportunity to become aware of the spiritual dimension of life and develop their own sense of identity and value as a person. Religious Education at Baines School is designed to allow growing awareness to take place in exciting, stimulating and thought provoking lessons.
In Year 7, pupils investigate the concept of “belonging” as a theme for the year, in Year 8 pupils take the concept of authority and guidance for life contained in sacred literature as their year theme; and in pupils take the concept of authority and guidance for life contained in sacred literature as their year theme; and in Year 9 pupils move on to t consider key themes in the area of philosophy of religion. Pupils will be challenged by a series of ultimate questions which will give them the opportunity to reflect on their own value and beliefs.
Most importantly, Religious Education at Baines is a fun and engaging subject. Pupils enjoy their work in Religious Education and go on to achieve great things in this subject area. Religious Education is taught by Mr Raeburn, Miss Wild, Miss Bell, and Mrs Sakly
If you have any questions about Religious Education at Baines please get in touch with Mr Raeburn, the subject leader.