Our Religious Education curriculum inspires challenging questions about a range of subjects, such as, the ultimate meaning of life, beliefs about God/Gods, the self, and issues of right and wrong. It develops pupils’ knowledge and understanding of Christianity, Buddhism, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Sikhism, and non-religious world-views. Additionally, RE contributes to our pupils’ personal development, and promotes mutual respect and tolerance in a diverse society.
RE is taught in a variety of ways at Dorchester, such as through stories and drama to enhance the pupils’ learning. RE is taught as a weekly lesson and is further enhanced through RE Days (either whole school, key stage, phase, class) and trips and visits to places of worship. There is also some cross-curricular coverage of RE including teaching through other subjects, whole school events, assemblies and collective worship.