At Hillside, we intend for learners to know more about religious and non-religious worldviews, so that our pupils can make sense of the complex world in which they live and are well prepared for life in our increasingly diverse community. We want our learners to respect religious and cultural differences and contribute to a cohesive and compassionate society. Through the lens of RE education, we provide specific opportunities for learners to consider their own personal backgrounds and influences, and how these have shaped their perspectives.
Our Religious Education curriculum provokes challenging questions about the ultimate meaning and purpose of life, beliefs about God, issues of right and wrong, and what it means to be human. Pupils learn to weigh up the value of wisdom from different sources, to develop and express insights in response, and to agree or disagree respectfully.