At Hill Avenue Academy, Religious Education helps children to learn not only about their own religion and other people's but also to learn from religions, skills of; consideration, tolerance, empathy and respect. Religious Education contributes to pupils’ spiritual, moral, cultural, intellectual, social and physical development by helping them:
To understand what religions teach, what it means to be a religious believer, and to be aware of experiences which raise issues about the meaning of life.
To reflect on and respond to, this understanding and awareness, and to express their own ideas.
At Hill Avenue, Religious Education enables children to investigate and reflect on some of the most fundamental questions asked by people. We develop the children’s knowledge and understanding of the major world faiths, and we address the fundamental questions in life, for example, the meaning of life and the existence of a divine spirit. We enable children to develop a sound knowledge not only of Christianity but also of other world religions, especially those that are the main faiths of children within our school. Children reflect on what it means to have a faith and to develop their own spiritual knowledge and understanding. We help the children learn from religions as well as about religions