It is a statutory requirement to teach Religious Education and at Britannia we take our responsibility very seriously. Throughout the school, our pupils learn about Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Sikhism, Buddhism and Humanism. We are not a church school and do not promote any one religion over another; we are sensitive to the broad range of traditions and beliefs reflected in our school community. However, more emphasis is placed on the teaching of Christianity since this is a statutory requirement and the Christian faith forms the fundamental basis of law and traditional culture in Britain, although Christianity is not promoted as superior to other faiths.
There are two attainment targets: our children learn about religion and they learn from religion. They listen to stories from different faiths. They learn about the key teachers and names of gods in all the traditions and they learn about some of the feasts, celebrations and rules of participation. They then consider how these aspects affect the people who follow those traditions throughout their lives, in order to provide a well rounded curriculum. Our programme of study shows a progression of skills and knowledge through our Curriculum Concepts for Religious Education.