"RE is like an iceberg. As you unpack ideas, you come to understand deeper meaning."
At Leighton, our Religious Education curriculum is a window to the diverse tapestry of beliefs that enrich our global community. Through a comprehensive exploration of the world's major religions, our pupils are immersed in a journey of discovery, fostering a deep understanding and appreciation for the diverse spiritual narratives and practices that have shaped human history and culture. Such breadth of exposure is instrumental in nurturing compassion, as our students learn to see the world through a myriad of spiritual and ethical lenses.
Central to our RE curriculum is the development of pupils' cultural capital, equipping them with the knowledge and understanding to actively participate in, and contribute to, our multifaceted society. By
understanding the beliefs and values that resonate with different communities, our students are better positioned to foster genuine connections, build bridges, and exhibit the utmost respect for those from varying faith backgrounds.
Moreover, our RE teachings seamlessly intertwine with our core school values: community, respect, and ambition. We encourage pupils to embrace and celebrate the diverse community in which they live, to respect the myriad of beliefs that underpin it, and to ambitiously strive for a future where inclusivity and understanding are paramount. Such a foundation is essential in preparing our students for life in modern Britain, a nation renowned for its rich diversity of cultures, beliefs, and traditions. In essence, our intent is not just to inform, but to inspire: to cultivate thoughtful, compassionate, and informed citizens who are well-equipped to thrive in our diverse and interconnected world.