The Intent- Why we teach what we teach

At New Close Primary School we follow the Discovery RE scheme of work to teach our RE (religious education) curriculum.
 
Linking with Discovery RE our belief is that, using an enquiry-based model well, children’s critical thinking skills can be developed, their motivation to learn increased, and their knowledge and understanding of, and empathy with people and their beliefs, religious or otherwise, will be enhanced. This approach takes very seriously the philosophy that children are free to make their own choices and decisions concerning religion and belief. RE does not try to persuade but rather to inform and develop the skills with which evaluation can take place.