The Religious Education (RE) curriculum at Macaulay is based around thought provoking and challenging questions about meaning and purpose in life, beliefs about God, issues of right and wrong and what it means to belong to a faith. We want to our pupils to reflect on the importance of their own beliefs and the beliefs in the lives of believers, so that their own personal, spiritual and moral development will be developed.
Language acquisition and broadening vocabulary is fundamental in our approach so that children are furnished with a natural ability to describe, analyse, appraise, explain and appreciate when investigating world religions and beliefs. We aim to encourage positive attitudes of openness, sensitivity and tolerance towards people, recognising the diversity which exists within and between communities and beliefs and customs that may be different to their own. We acknowledge that our children live in a rising diverse community and we want them to appreciate and value the benefits of diverse and inclusive communities.
The school follows the agreed local East Riding, Hull, N.E. Lincolnshire and N Lincolnshire syllabus which encourages children to respect the religious, spiritual and moral values of others and to consider thoughtfully their own values and beliefs. The teaching of Religious Education in this academy is non-denominational. It is informing children about world religions and is not about imparting a faith. Although based mainly on Christian beliefs, other world religions are studied so children develop a greater understanding of other cultures and global diversity.