Within RE at Greenmount we endeavour to help our pupils understand the power and meaning of belief and religion for individuals and communities in the United Kingdom and across the world. We are fortunate to be a school which is full of different religions, languages and fascinating cultures and our enquiry based RE lessons which follow the Leeds ‘Believing and Belonging Syllabus’ provides opportunities for pupils to ask questions, seek answers and develop ideas in a quest to discover more about their own identity and that of others. We understand that a fundamental British value is “Tolerance” and believe that by teaching children about different faiths, other than their own, will aid them in developing into understanding, informed and tolerant adults in later life.
RE lessons offer a safe space for reflection, discussion, dialogue and debate. We do not promote religion or a particular religion: children learn about all major religions and that, importantly, some people choose to have no faith.