Religious Education at Barr View
Statement of Intent:
RE is an integral part of the curriculum at Barr View. It contributes and develops our pupils' personal development and well-being by promoting mutual respect and tolerance in our diverse community, in modern Britain and the world around us. We celebrate this diversity and offer a welcoming, inclusive environment for all pupils and their families.
At Barr View we follow the Birmingham Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education, where we promote the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils, and preparing them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life. Our children learn about a variety of different religious festivals. Religious Education and collective worship are also supported by our assembly themes.
Rights Respecting School:
As a UNICEF Rights Respecting School, we teach our children to value and respect the beliefs of others through discussion of the articles of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, for example:
- ARTICLE 12- You have the right to give your opinion, and for adults to listen and take it seriously.
- ARTICLE 14- You have the right to choose your own religion and beliefs. Your parents should help you decide what is right and wrong, and what is best for you.
- ARTICLE 30- You have the right to practice your own culture, language and religion- or any you choose. Minority and indigenous groups need special protection of this right.