At Hockley Heath Academy, we follow the Discovery scheme of work for the teaching of RE.
Discovery RE is an enquiry-based approach to Religious Education, a different enquiry for every half-term focusing on one religion at a time. The aim is to deepen children’s critical thinking skills through greater subject knowledge and also to allow their own spiritual development.
Through the teaching of RE, we enable and encourage pupils to:
Develop a knowledge and understanding of Christianity: learn about and learn from Christian faith and life;
Develop a knowledge and understanding of the other principal religions found in the United Kingdom and their associated ways of living;
Have respect for all people and their right to hold, or not to hold, religious beliefs;
Appreciate the way in which religious beliefs shape life and how these beliefs contribute to personal morality and social responsibility;
Appreciate the distinctive nature of religion within human experience and develop a personal sense of meaning in life.
The teaching of Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural principles, as well as British Values is enhanced through assemblies as well as through daily lessons. Seasonal events such as Easter, Harvest and Christmas, as well as multi-cultural festivals are celebrated.