“A little knowledge removes a lot of ignorance.” Imam Ali (as)
Religion and beliefs inform our values and are reflected in what we say and how we behave. RE is an important subject in itself, developing an individual’s knowledge and understanding of the religions and beliefs which form part of contemporary society. Religious education provokes challenging questions about the ultimate meaning and purpose of life, beliefs about God, the self and the nature of reality, issues of right and wrong, and what it means to be human. (Department for Children, Schools and Families)
At St Thomas’ Federation, Religious Education is a core subject viewed through the lens of theology, sociology and philosophy which promotes:
Through the above, we aim to help children to:
An intelligent heart acquires knowledge, and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge.