At Harrington Hill, we seek to ensure that all children in our school are provided with the opportunity to develop spiritually, academically, emotionally and morally to enable them to better understand themselves and others and to cope with the opportunities, challenges and responsibilities of living in a rapidly changing, multicultural world. Assemblies and celebration of work taught and learnt during the year, including our special Diversity Week help to celebrate the diversity of the school community and promote positive images of people in the wider community, including their beliefs, traditions, culture, language and history.
We are committed to providing the children with an inspiring and positive learning environment, in which they have the opportunity to develop their knowledge and understanding of religions while contributing to their spiritual, moral social and cultural development.
Religious Education is taught and shared at Harrington Hill according to the Hackney Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education.
We ensure that our lessons:
- Strive to promote a positive attitude towards everyone in our community, respecting their right to hold different beliefs from their own.
- Are open and respectful, they do not seek to promote religious beliefs on young people, nor compromise the integrity of their own religious position by promoting one tradition over another.
- Encourage and model the values and attitudes necessary for citizenship in a multi-faith and multi-racial society through developing understanding of, respect for, and dialogue with people of different beliefs, practices, races and cultures.
- Identify and appreciate similarities and differences in commitment, self-understanding and a search for truth. Respecting and valuing these for the common good.