Religious education provokes challenging questions about the ultimate meaning and purpose of life, beliefs about God, the self and the nature of reality, issues of right and wrong and what it means to be human. Our aim is to develop pupils’ knowledge and understanding of the principal world religions and provide opportunities for personal reflection and spiritual development.
At Greenleaf, we believe that religious education should encourage pupils to learn from different religions, beliefs, values and traditions while exploring their own beliefs and questions of meaning. Children are challenged to reflect on, consider, analyse, interpret and evaluate issues of truth, belief, faith and ethics and to communicate their responses.
Religious education encourages pupils to develop their sense of identity and belonging. It enables them to flourish individually within their communities and as citizens in a multi-cultural society and global community.
Religious education has an important role in preparing pupils for adult life, employment and lifelong learning. It enables pupils to develop respect for and sensitivity to others, in particular those whose faiths and beliefs are different from their own. It promotes discernment and enables pupils to combat prejudice.
For further information on our expectations for all children in Religious Education by the time they leave Greenleaf, please click here.
In order to further children's understanding, respect and tolerance of others, every child at Greenleaf will visit a range of places of worship during their time with us, including a mosque, a synagogue, a church and a gurdwara.