Religious Education at Ormiston South Parade Academy plays an important role in the growth of pupil’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. The principle aim of RE at our academy is to engage pupils in an enquiry approach where they can develop knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the 6 Key world religions and worldviews in the local, national and global community. By the time children leave we want them to be questioning, understanding and respectful of each other and have a deeper understanding of the multi-cultural and diverse society they will move into as adults.
In classrooms every teacher creates a positive atmosphere, where children feel confident and comfortable sharing their own beliefs and ideas while acknowledging that not everyone has the same sets of values. Our whole school approach to the teaching and learning of RE is:
– Attainment Target 1- Learning about region and belief
– Attainment target 2- Learning from religion and belief
All development of knowledge, skills and understanding in the unit plans focuses on these two key aspects of learning in Religious Education. The unit plans have been adapted by the RE leader to allow for progression in skills and knowledge throughout children’s time at OSPA. Through their school career at Ormiston South Parade Academy children will learn about and from all 6 key world religions, with a greater focus in Key stage 1 on Christianity and Islam and in Key Stage 2 on Christianity, Hinduism and Islam. These focus religions have been chosen as they reflect the local community where our academy is based.