Curriculum Intent for Religions and Worldviews
At Scargill CofE Primary, Religions and Worldviews is a key part of the curriculum and provides children with knowledge and understanding of major world religions and worldviews as well as opportunities to consider their own personal worldview. The principal aim of Religion and worldviews is to engage children in enquiry in to important life questions that religion and worldviews address, so they can develop understanding and skills needed to appreciate and evaluate different responses to these questions, as well as develop responses of their own. They learn to interpret, analyse, evaluate and critically respond to the claims that religious and non-religious worldviews make. Pupils learn to express their insights and to agree or disagree respectfully.
The curriculum for R&W aims to ensure that all pupils:
1. Know about and understand a range of religions and worldviews
2. Express ideas and insights about the nature, significance and impact of religions and worldviews.
3. Gain and deploy the skills needed to engage seriously with religions and worldviews.
(Derbyshire Agreed Syllabus 2020 p7)
Religion and worldviews offers opportunities for personal reflection and pupils’ spiritual, moral, social, and cultural development. It enables pupils to explore their own beliefs, ideas, feelings, experiences, and values in the light of what they learn.
The Governors of a Church of England School have a particular responsibility for the provision of R&W.