At Brookmans Park School our intent is to provide a RVE curriculum that enhances our pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural education. It enables pupils to develop their knowledge and understanding of principal religions and worldviews so they learn to appreciate the way that religious beliefs shape life and behaviour, and develop the ability to make reasoned and informed judgements about religious and moral issues. The pupils learn about the religious traditions of Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Islam, Sikhism and Buddhism but we value and will include aspects of the religious background and culture of all members of the school community.
We aim to develop our pupils' awareness and understanding of world faiths and other non-religious worldviews by exploring their commonality and diversity and we aim to nurture our pupils’ sensitivity to the questions and challenges that different views and cultures can present. As our pupils develop this understanding and appreciation of our diverse society and world they will be more prepared for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life in modern Britain.
We want our pupils to be able to express curiosity about diverse cultures, to understand the impact of faith and beliefs and to ask and answer challenging questions about the ultimate meaning and purpose of life, beliefs about God, the self, the nature of reality, issues of right and wrong and what it means to be human. We want them to ask questions and explore answers to enable them to develop their own sense of identity and belonging and to reflect on what influences their own actions and beliefs.
To support our learning in RVE, we provide our children with a variety of opportunities: