Issues of religion and belief frequently top the news agenda and Religious Education (RE) helps make sense of them.
RE uniquely contributes to education by developing pupils' knowledge and understanding of religious beliefs, practices, traditions and their influence on individuals, communities, societies and cultures.
Pupils’ are able to consider and respond to a range of important questions related to their own spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. This hugely benefits pupils growing up in a diverse society as they are able to understand and hopefully respect the views and opinions of people whose beliefs and values differ from their own. By having access to good RE in schools, young people are prepared for the workplace and adult life.