Religious Education at Brandeston Hall
One of the school’s aims is to instill firm values in our pupils, based upon Christian principles but not limited by religion.
Within a disciplined structure, respect and concern for others, good manners, self-discipline, responsible stewardship of the environment should be the hallmark of life within our community.
Delivering well-balanced lessons in Religious Education is one of many ways in which this can be achieved, but we also believe that spiritual and moral guidance must permeate beyond the classroom to be truly effective.
Brandeston Hall is a Church of England school and is fortunate to have the village church of All Saints in our grounds where we celebrate keys events in the Christian Calendar.
Full School Assemblies are taken by our Chaplain on Monday mornings and provide appropriate spiritual and moral guidance for the school community, regardless of individual denominational allegiance. These assemblies are supported and developed through the House system, through Tutorial guidance and in RE lessons.
Within the RE Curriculum we recognize that a greater amount of time will be spent learning about Christianity because of its historic and integral relationship with the culture of this country, but we are aware that we are part of a multi-cultural, multi-faith society and seek to educate the children accordingly by also teaching about each of the world’s major faiths.
It is one of our aims within the teaching of RE to make the subject interesting and relevant and stimulating for the pupils. This happens in the classroom as the children's attempt to understand and answer questions which require thought, knowledge, empathy and wonder. We hope to that through a broad ranging and balanced curriculum, that allows pupils to visits synagogues, mosques, gurd-waras, temples, cathedrals, chapels, churches and places of pilgrimage-we do just this.