RE is an integral part of everyday life for many children especially in the culturally and religiously diverse community of Oxbridge Lane. The school follows the Stockton Agreed Syllabus which allows all children to explore their own beliefs, values and traditions and those of others in engaging ways.
RE for children provokes challenging questions about the meaning and purpose of life. It develops pupil’s knowledge and understanding of different religions, religious traditions, festivals and rituals and whenever possible they visit places of worship. This gives real-life experiences and helps to secure learning.
At Oxbridge Lane RE enables pupils to build their sense of identity and belonging, which helps them flourish within their communities and as citizens in a diverse society. It teaches pupils to develop respect for others, including people with different faiths and beliefs and helps to challenge prejudice.
It encourages empathy, generosity and compassion and prompts children to consider their responsibilities to themselves and others and to explore how they might contribute to their community.