At Marlborough Primary School, we take pride in our commitment to Equality and Diversity.
Thus Religious Education is taught throughout the school in such a way as to not only reflect the aims, values, and philosophy of our school but also to promote the spiritual, moral, social, and cultural development of our children.
We believe that all learners should develop mutual respect and understanding of the many different beliefs and cultures in Birmingham, the UK and the world. The aim of our Religious Education is to help children to acquire and develop knowledge and understanding of the six major religions: Islam, Christianity, Hinduism, Judaism, Sikhism and Buddhism.
At Marlborough Primary School, we follow the Birmingham Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education. We encourage children to develop their skills of critical thinking, being curious and asking questions about other faiths in order to understand and respect the importance of religious beliefs in the world around them, education about all of the major religions takes place regularly in every class.
There are no presumptions made as to the religious backgrounds and beliefs and values of the children and the staff. We value the religious background of all members of the school community and hope that this will encourage individuals to share their own experiences with others freely. All religions and their communities are treated with respect and sensitivity and we value the links, which are, and can be made between home, school, and a faith community. We acknowledge that each religion studied can contribute to the education of all our pupils. We promote teaching in Religious Education that stresses open enquiry and first-hand experiences wherever possible for both staff and children.
We aim to ensure RE is challenging, dynamic and relevant to pupils of all ages and this includes trips to various places of worship in different year groups.
The children at Marlborough Primary enjoying learning lots about other religions and why people choose or choose not to follow a religion. Through their R.E. learning, the children are able to make links between their own lives and those of others in their community and in the wider world. R.E. acts as a hub, therefore, between social aspects of learning, science and geography. Through R.E. our children are developing an understanding of other people’s cultures and ways of life, which they are then able to communicate to the wider community.
R.E. offers our children the means by which to understand how other people choose to live and to understand why they choose to live in that way. As such, R.E. is invaluable in an ever-changing and world.