Aims of teaching RE
R.E. should help pupils to: Acquire knowledge and understanding of religion and develop the ability to make reasoned and informed judgments about Christianity and the other major religions including the right to not hold faith with any deity or god. It should also allow them to develop an understanding and insight of the influence of beliefs, values and traditions on individuals, communities, societies and cultures. From this they will be able to explain their own ideas about beliefs and practices, and their influences on individuals and communities. Enhance their spiritual, moral, cultural and social development. Develop a positive attitude towards other people, respecting their right to hold different beliefs from their own and towards living in a society of diverse religions and promote community cohesion.