In line with our school values and vision statement, we believe that teaching and learning in RE at Balfour should stimulate curiosity, encourage a love of learning about different cultures and religions and a desire to continue learning throughout life. It should support and enhance our aims as a rights respecting school. RE should develop high level thinking and reflective skills, together with the ability to empathise with others, developing the personal qualities of motivation, self-discipline and commitment to continuing learning. It should further support pupils in considering and developing their own beliefs about and perspectives on religion. This learning must take place in a positive environment where divergent opinion is welcomed and respected.