We recognise the importance of delivering high quality religious education to ensure our children are national and global citizens of the future that integrate and engage fully into our multi-religious and multi-secular society. We aim to challenge our children intellectually and to ensure our children leave Mere Green celebrating and understanding difference.
Throughout a child’s journey at Mere Green, children are exposed to all major religions and have opportunities to study facets of each religion at depth. Substantive knowledge is built upon to ensure a clear progression of knowledge is acquired while children too learn how theories and knowledge of religions have come about, and are given opportunities to analyse and critique the reliability of the sources they are exposed to. Knowledge is regularly revisited through spaced retrieval to ensure learning is embedded and misconceptions are addressed. We encourage our children to make links within their RE knowledge and apply their knowledge to a range of learning opportunities.
With a number of the major religions represented at school, we value the importance in RE giving our children an opportunity to reflect on their beliefs and to listen and discuss the beliefs and practices of their peers. We also build into our curriculum the opportunity to visit a range of places of worship throughout their time at Mere Green to better build on their learning in class, to contextualise it and celebrate the rich diversity of our society.
Delivery the Birmingham locally agreed syllabus, children at Mere Green will leave school being able to demonstrate dispositions such as: Being thankful, reflective, curious and honest.