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The Trust’s core aim is to ensure that we enhance the life chances of all the young people within the Trust to enable them to fulfil their potential and achieve the best possible outcomes.

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Religious Studies, Philosophy and Ethics

Religious Studies, Philosophy & Ethics 



We teach Religious Studies, Philosophy & Ethics to 

  • Inform pupils’ values
  • Provoke challenging questions about the ultimate meaning and purpose of life, beliefs about God, the self and nature of reality, issues of right and wrong, and what it means to be human
  • Develop pupil’s knowledge and understanding of Christianity, of other principle religions, other religious traditions and worldviews that offer answers to such as these
  • To contribute to pupils’ personal development and well-being and to community cohesion be promoting mutual respect and tolerance in a diverse society
  • To make important contributions to other parts of the school curriculum such as citizenship, personal, social, health and economic education and the humanities
  • To offer opportunity for personal reflection and spiritual development, deepening the understanding of the significance of religion in the lives of others – individually communally and cross-culturally
  • To contribute to the SMSC programme

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