At Charnwood we believe Religious Education gives children valuable insights into the diverse beliefs and opinions held by people today. Through regular teaching it helps children with their own personal development and supports an understanding of spiritual, moral, social and cultural questions. Religious Education makes a distinctive contribution to the school curriculum by developing pupils’ knowledge and understanding of religion, religious beliefs, practices, language and traditions and their influence on individuals, communities, societies and cultures. Religious Education makes a key and unique contribution to understanding British heritage, values and futures supporting development of our pupil’s cultural capital. Through Religious Education pupils learn to respect themselves and understand their own identity, to respect others, and to understand their own and others’ rights and responsibilities.