Our student’s study RE to help develop their curiosity of the major world faiths (Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Sikhism, Hinduism and Buddhism) and enhance their understanding and appreciation of different religions in the UK and in our local community. A core principle of our teaching of RE is to respect other people’s views and celebrate diversity in Watford. We support our pupils in this by promoting an increasing awareness about the people around them and what they believe. We aim to improve pupils’ understanding of why faith is important to some people and enable them to develop their own spiritual knowledge. We encourage the children to think about and discuss philosophical questions in an environment that encourages them to feel confident to share their views and opinions.
The core values of RE are embedded into our day to day life at Parkgate and we feel very proud of our religiously rich and diverse community here.
Caroline Tearle (RE Lead)