Welcome to Religious Education

Welcome to Religious Education | The Garibaldi School

From September 2022, students at The Garibaldi school have an extended provision on their timetable which had previously been covered in some depth under the Equality, Diversity, and Religion curriculum.

Our Religious Education provision is designed for the 21st century and goes beyond the traditional approach of describing what religious people do by delivering experiential, enactive, and enquiry-led lessons. Throughout their journey, students explore the meaning of religious experience by engaging with the beliefs, stories, symbols, texts, teachings, and practices of Christians, Muslims, Buddhists, Sikhs, Hindus, and secular Humanists. Our aim is to provide students with a substantive knowledge of their world, locally, nationally and globally in order to give them the confidence to tackle the spiritual, moral, social, and cultural challenges which surround them.

A range of topics will be covered throughout students' journey with the school which include:

  • Where does human spirituality come from and what does it mean to have “spirit”?
  • Who am I and what ideas will make me a better person?
  • What is meant by the word “God”?
  • Are religious traditions and the sciences really at odds?
  • What is the nature of reality and how can we know what is true?

A full list of modules and lessons can be seen by following the appropriate year link on the page.

Enquiry allows students to learn through their own exploration, generating questions that are meaningful to them as they engage with the ideas and practices of other people. This will develop in students an understanding of our increasingly diverse communities and the importance of equality in 21st century Britain.

Students will develop transferrable skills such as critical thinking, debate, team leadership, evaluative writing, and the confidence to speak in front of their group; all of these are key skills needed to be successful in life beyond the school gates.

Our broad and exciting curriculum here at The Garibaldi School means that this provision will be dedicated the following time allocation:

  • Year 7, 8, 9: 1 x 50-minute lesson each week

All topics will be delivered and studied in a controlled and professional manner. If you have any questions about the content of these topics and modules please do not hesitate to contact Mr C Webster, CWebster@garibaldischool.co.uk Lead Teacher of Religious Education, to discuss the matter.

The Garibaldi School recognises the right of withdrawal from part or all of RE provision on religious grounds. If you would like to discuss this further, please contact Mr C Webster, CWebster@garibaldischool.co.uk Lead Teacher of Religious Education directly in the first instance.

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