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Religious Education

At Westfield, we value the teaching of Religious Education because it provokes challenging questions about: the ultimate meaning and purpose of life, beliefs about God, the self and the nature of reality, issues of right and wrong and what it means to be human. Pupils are encouraged and supported to learn from different religions, beliefs, values and traditions while exploring their own beliefs and questions of meaning, and to challenge themselves to reflect on, consider, analyse, interpret and evaluate issues of truth, belief, faith and ethics and communicate their responses. Exposure to other cultures and beliefs increases their cultural currency in a diverse world.

We expect all pupils to experience the full breadth of our curriculum, but should parents or carers wish to exercise the right of withdrawal for all or part of RE, they should consult the headteacher.