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Religious Education

Robert Bloomfield, R.E. is taught according to the Bedfordshire Agreed Syllabus and incorporating the school's own existing practice. The Bedfordshire and Luton syllabus was revised in 2012 and is informed by the non-statutory framework for R.E. This syllabus and the schemes taught at RBA, in line with The Education Act 1996, reflect the fact that religious traditions in Great Britain are in the main Christian, while taking account of the teachings and practices of other principal religions represented in Great Britain as well as examining non-religious views.

At Robert Bloomfield, the aim is to provide pupils with a sound foundation of knowledge and understanding of the world's major religions and their influence on the lives of followers. A vital element of the teaching of R.E. at RBA is to encourage pupils to develop positive attitudes to themselves, their learning and to the beliefs and values of others.

Members of local faith communities play an important role in supporting the teaching and learning of R.E. in RBA through visits to assemblies and lessons. Visits by pupils to the places of worship of other faiths are arranged where possible.