Welcome to the R.E. page of the our school website! Religious Education and our Christian values are at the heart of our life as a church school. Mrs Akehurst co-ordinates R.E throughout the school. At High Wycombe Church of England School we work to the Buckinghamshire Agreed Syllabus for RE (2016 - 21) and teach RE with the support of the Discovery RE scheme of work. Within our RE teaching we recognise the variety of religious and non-religious families from which our pupils come. We welcome and celebrate this diversity, are sensitive to the home background of each child and work to ensure that all pupils feel and are included in our Religious Education. We recognise the importance of pupils’ all-round personal development and the leading role that RE and our Christian Values play in contributing to the spiritual, moral social and cultural elements and how we use these in 'opening the doors to opportunity'. We affirm the equality of importance of the aims of RE as expressed in the agreed syllabus which are learning about religion and learning from religion and teach to these in a balanced way.
The aims of Religious Education at High Wycombe Church of England School are to enable children to develop knowledge and understanding of Christianity, particularly as expressed in the Anglican church, and of the other major religious traditions represented in this country, in our local community and around the world. We aim to enable children to develop their understanding of, and respect for, different beliefs and traditions. We want our children to mature in their own beliefs, and to develop a sense of themselves as significant, unique and precious.