The aim of RE at Hawley Primary School is to foster in pupils a reflective approach to life and enable and enrich this process through their study of living faiths. We acknowledge the fact that the religious traditions in Great Britain are in the main Christian, and take account of the teaching and practices of the other principal religions represented in the country. Through this approach we aim to help children develop understanding and empathy as well as respecting the right of people to hold and practise beliefs different from their own.
Through RE we aim to develop the children’s skills, concepts and attitudes identified in the Agreed Hampshire Syllabus. In RE lessons we seek to promote reflection, empathy, comprehension, investigation, interpretation and analysis. We also aim to foster attitudes such as curiosity, open-mindedness, self-understanding, respect, wonder and appreciation, as these are fundamental to a fair minded study of religions and the spiritual dimensions of human life.
The school has a good relationship with the local community and is situated near Holy Trinity Church in Hawley. The school works closely with the local priest who visits school during the year. The children also have opportunities to visit the church at different times during the year such as Easter and Christmas.