Through the teaching of Religious Education, we hope all our children are educated to develop spiritually, emotionally, educationally and morally. This will enable them to understand themselves and others, and to cope with the opportunities, challenges and responsibilities of living in such a diverse world.
Our Religious education provision meets the needs of Hackney pupils who are members of local, national and global communities. We follow the Hackney schemes of work, which is the Hackney framework written by members of SACRE (Standing Advisory Council for Religious Education) and the Agreed Syllabus Conference, who represent teachers’ associations, religion and belief communities and the Local Authority.
Religious education at Morningside Primary School is taught to enrich the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of all pupils, whether or not they are from a religious tradition. Thus, it is not designed to urge a particular religion or belief.
Religious Education develops pupils’ knowledge and understanding of the principal religions, other religious traditions and other world views including British Values. It offers opportunities for personal reflection and spiritual development, enhancing awareness and understanding of religions and beliefs, teachings, communities and cultures. Religious Education encourages pupils to learn from different religions, beliefs, values and traditions while exploring own beliefs. It has an important role in preparing pupils for adult life, enabling pupils to develop respect for and sensitivity to others, in particular those whose faiths and beliefs are different from their own.
‘’The members of Hackney SACRE seek to ensure that all pupils in our schools are educated to develop spiritually, academically, emotionally and morally in a way that enables them to understand themselves and others to cope with the opportunities, challenges and responsibilities of living in a rapidly changing, multicultural world’’.