The teaching of Religious Education at Uplands aims to develop in our pupils an appreciation for the beliefs, cultural practices and influences of religion. Throughout the school, RE planning adheres to the Wolverhampton SACRE Agreed Syllabus and aims to help children to develop knowledge and understanding of four religions: Christianity, Islam, Hinduism and Sikhism, as well as beginning to explore Humanist ideas. Our programme of study seeks to enable pupils to appreciate the way that religious beliefs shape life and behaviour. Pupils are given opportunities to make reasoned judgements about religious and moral issues, which enhances their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.
RE is taught in such a way at Uplands as to reflect the overall aims, values and ethos of the school. As a UNICEF Silver Award, Rights-Respecting school, we promote religious understanding and respect, while challenging prejudice, discrimination and stereotyping. Each year group visits a different place of worship and we believe these trips play an important role in maintaining positive relationships, and promoting the British Value of ‘mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith.’ Our RE curriculum promotes each pupil’s self-worth, enabling them to reflect on their uniqueness as human beings and creating an environment where every pupil feels confident to share their beliefs, experiences and values.