At St John’s Highbury Vale, Religious Education is a core subject. We center our teaching around our school vision ‘ I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.’ – (Philippians 4:13). We aim to develop children’s knowledge, understanding and awareness of Christianity, its stories, traditions, festivals, worship and teachings, giving them the opportunities to learn both about it and from it, provide opportunities for children to explore and experience their own spiritual nature. We want to develop their ability to reflect, make belief and value choices and share insights through RE lessons and collective worship. We want our children to develop a sense of Christian morality; explored through our Christian values of wisdom, love, friendship, respect, forgiveness and courage – we focus on one of these values every half term and it is central in our collective worship. Through our curriculum, developed by LDBS scheme of work, we develop children’s knowledge, understanding and awareness of other principle religions and their beliefs, values and practices. We want our children to have respect and sensitivity towards other people and their beliefs and philosophies, reflecting the diversity of our multicultural society. We recognise that our school community includes families from a variety of Christian groups, as well as people of other or no faith groups; we respect each child’s experience at St John’s Highbury Vale.