Norton is predominantly a white British community that has English as first language and is largely Christian in religion, our curriculum therefore must reflect this. The Glebe Primary Schools catchment area is widening and more children from deprived areas are joining our school.
At The Glebe Primary School R.E. is taught in accordance with the Stockton Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education which was renewed in 2019. The content of R.E. shall reflect the fact that religious traditions in Great Britain are in the main Christian, while taking account of the teaching and practises of other principle religions. We believe that R.E. is very important in that it prepares children for life in our multi- faith, multicultural society. Religious Education is not designed to convert pupils to any particular religion or religious belief. The lessons have an intention of providing a high quality, coherent and progressive experience of the subject, with scope for cross-curricular learning. Through each unit, children will know about and understand a range of religions and world views. Pupils will be able to identify, investigate and respond to a variety of issues: SMSC, personal development, well-being and to community cohesion. Issues are there to ensure opportunities for children to develop positive attitudes and values and to reflect on and relate their learning in RE to their own experiences. The intent is to make sure that children understand the relevance of RE in today’s modern world and how it affects our lives.By promoting mutual respect and tolerance in a diverse society it encourages children to develop their sense of identity and belonging. It enables them to flourish individually within their communities and as citizens in a diverse society and global community. It enables pupils to develop respect for and sensitivity to others, in particular those whose faiths and beliefs are different from their own. It promotes tolerance and enables pupils to combat prejudice.