It is a legal requirement for pupils to have opportunities to learn about the principal religions in the UK. All pupils are therefore entitled to receive Religious Education (RE) and it forms part of the spiritual, moral and cultural education in the school.
RE is a core subject at Great and Little Shelford. Between 5-10% of the timetabled subjects will be dedicated to RE lessons. We follow and tailor a programme called 'Understanding Christianity' to deliver two thirds of our RE teaching, with the other third dedicated to learning about other faiths.
Pupils are encouraged to develop their own questions as well as grapple with ‘big questions’ learn from and about religion. Three main elements are explored in Understanding Christianity topics: making sense of the text; making connections; understanding the impact.