The school ethos and practices should aim to promote pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and prepare all pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life. In the process students are to gain a greater sense of confidence and faith in their own religion.
Subject Leaders and the school as a community have a responsibility to promote the following values. These values are represented in ‘Schemes of Work’, school assemblies, opportunities for Prayer, behaviour management and policies related to the welfare of students.
- provide opportunities for students to discuss and reflect upon key questions of meaning and truth such as the origins of the universe, life after death, good and evil, the being of God and values such as justice, honesty and truth;
- encourage students to learn about and reflect upon important concepts, experiences and beliefs which are at the heart of religions and other traditions and practices;
- students are to consider how beliefs and concepts in religion may be expressed through the creative and expressive arts and related to the human and natural sciences, thereby contributing to personal and communal identity;
- allow students to consider how religions and other world views perceive the value of human beings and their relationships with one another, with the natural world, and with God;
- allow students an opportunity to value their relationships and to develop a sense of belonging; students are to be given a chance to develop their own views and ideas on religious and spiritual issues.