Our aim is that pupils at Kehelland Village School receive their “full entitlement to religious education, as part of a broad and balanced curriculum”. We aim to foster the qualities of commitment, fairness, respect, self-understanding, enquiry and openness, all essential prerequisites for entering fully into the study of religions and learning from that experience. These qualities align closely with Kehelland Village School’s Virtues Project.
As a Cornish school, we have chosen to follow the Cornwall Agreed Syllabus 2020-2025, which, over the course of a child’s journey through Primary School, introduces them not only to Christianity and the other principal religions represented in Great Britain, but also to the unique religious and spiritual character of our home county (Curriculum Kernewek).
The children’s knowledge, skills and understanding within Religious Education will develop progressively as they move through the school. Our aim is for our Y6 children to leave us with the ability to participate positively in our society, with its diverse religions and beliefs. They will be able to articulate clearly and coherently their personal beliefs, ideas, values and experiences. At the same time, they will have a developing interested and sensitive understanding of the beliefs of others, respecting their right to differ.
The subject leader for Religious Education is Mrs. Marion Davies. Mrs. Davies was brought up in a Christian family, her father being a non-stipendiary priest in the Church in Wales. As an adult, she has developed a keen interest in the diversity of religious faiths and non-religious beliefs across the world, and is enthusiastic to share her interest with the staff and children of Kehelland Village School.