Ofsted requires schools to give children opportunities for Spiritual, moral and cultural development.
Damers is a community school. We seek to explore and find out about many world religions through our Religious Education curriculum. We follow the Discovery Scheme of Work which uses an enquiry based approach, encouraging children to ask questions about meaning and purpose in life and find answers to what it means to be human.
We use mindfulness techniques to cultivate a sense of awareness and skills of reflection. We want to make sure that our children learn to respect and value the contribution made by followers of different religions to our world and gain some understanding of the different beliefs people follow. We enjoy looking at festivals and Celebrations of different faiths and also important places and artefacts treasured in each religion. We want children to develop important skills of investigation, to make evaluations and be given opportunities to express their thoughts and ideas.
Children study four main world religions during their time at Damers, Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism and Islam.