At Beaumont Lodge Primary School, we are theologians. We believe religious education is an essential part of education for children. It opens their minds to some of the different beliefs and mindsets of different people and cultures around the world. Living in a multicultural and ethnically diverse city, it's extremely important for our children to understand that their world-view is one of many. We want them to value, maintain and expand the harmonious and tolerant culture of our school and wider community.
Here, at Beaumont Lodge Primary School, the aim of Religious Education is to help children to acquire and develop knowledge and understanding of Christianity and the other principal religions represented in Leicester City and across the world. We want the children to appreciate the way that religious beliefs shape life and behaviour and to develop the ability to make reasoned and informed judgements about religious and moral issues. We encourage our pupils to ask questions about the world and to reflect on their own beliefs, values and experiences.
There are no presumptions made as to the religious backgrounds, beliefs and values of the children or 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 faith communities. We acknowledge that each religion studied can contribute to the education of all our pupils.
The RE overview below outlines the areas covered across the school.