'Believe Achieve Succeed'
At Millbrook, the teaching of Religious Education equips pupils with knowledge and understanding of a range of religions and other world views, enabling them to develop their own ideas, values and identities through learning ‘from’ and ‘about’ religion. Importantly, the curriculum contributes to our pupils’ personal development and wellbeing; they learn to articulate their personal views and experiences clearly and coherently, while learning to respond and discuss respectfully with others. This helps them to develop into respectful citizens within a diverse world and teaches them how to manage the challenges and differing views and beliefs they may encounter.
‘Differences were meant not to divide, but to enrich.’
RE is taught through the Oxfordshire Diocese Agreed Syllabus and draws from the most recent practice and educational thinking. It is taught through an enquiry-based approach and provides opportunities for all pupils to explore questions, experiences and concepts related to what it means to be human, whilst at the same time developing a good knowledge and understanding of the principal faiths in Britain. Each topic starts with a ‘big question’ which shapes the learning of the unit.
At Millbrook, alongside the curriculum, a daily act of Collective Worship is held either as a whole-school; Key Stages or in year groups. Visits to local places of worship alongside visiting speakers serve to further enhance the curriculum.