At St Alban’s Religious Education enables children to learn about and understand Christianity as a living faith that influences the lives of people worldwide and as the religion that has most shaped British culture and heritage.
Religious Education contributes to children’s spiritual, moral, cultural, intellectual, social and physical development by helping them to understand what religions teach, what it means to be a religious believer, and to be aware of experiences which raise issues about the meaning of life. Religious Education also helps children to learn not only about their own religion and other people's, but also to learn from religions, skills of: consideration, tolerance, empathy and respect.
We enable children to develop a sound knowledge not only of Christianity but also of other world religions such as Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism and Sikhism and especially those that are the main faiths of children within our school enabling children to express ideas and insights.
Children are also afforded the opportunity to deepen their understanding of the religion and world views as lived by believers through exploring the text and context, relating the actions of the believer to their beliefs and how does it apply to the lives of other individuals from different faiths.