Religious Education at St Luke's
St. Luke's, through its church values and inclusive vision, celebrates diversity and difference, nurtures children's academic, emotional and spiritual growth. Through the teachings of Christ, we promote love, forgiveness, compassion, patience, trust, thankfulness and friendship. We follow the Bury Agreed syllabus. We also use Understanding Christianity to support our staff with their teaching.
The Bury Agreed Syllabus 2021 asserts the importance and value of religious education (RE) for all pupils, with on-going benefits for an open, articulate and understanding society.
The following purpose statements underpin the syllabus, which is constructed to support pupils and teachers in fulfilling them:
• To contribute dynamically to children and young people’s education in schools by provoking challenging questions about meaning and purpose in life, beliefs about God, ultimate reality, issues of right and wrong and what it means to be human.
• To learn about religions and beliefs in local, national and global contexts, to discover, explore and consider different answers to these questions.
• To learn how to weigh up the value of wisdom from different sources, to develop and express their insights in response and to agree or disagree respectfully.
• To equip pupils with systematic knowledge and understanding of a range of religions and beliefs, enabling them to develop their ideas, values and identities.
• To develop in pupils an aptitude for dialogue so that they can participate positively in our society, with its diverse religions and beliefs.
• To enable pupils to gain and deploy the skills needed to understand, interpret and evaluate texts, sources of wisdom and authority and other evidence. They will learn to articulate clearly and coherently their personal beliefs, ideas, values and experiences while respecting the right of others to differ.
As part of our RE provision, we plan enriching trips to a wide range of places of worship for children to experience as well as having visits from religious leaders.
Our affiliated church is St. Peter's, Roch Valley, Bury.
More details about St. Peter's can be found here.
Have a look on Twitter at the fantastic RE work going on at St Luke's: #Stlukesburywidercurriculum