Religious Education


Religious education encourages the children to learn about different religions, beliefs, values and traditions while exploring their own beliefs.

It aims to enhance the childrens spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. Religious education encourages pupils to develop their sense of identity and belonging. It enables them to flourish individually within their communities and as citizens. Pupils are challenged to consider and discuss issues of truth, belief, faith and ethics.

At Finborough School we believe Religious education has an important role in preparing pupils for adult life, employment and lifelong learning. Religious education enables pupils to develop respect towards other people who hold views and beliefs different from their own, and helps them towards living in and contributing to an inclusive and caring community and a society of diverse religions.

Useful websites:

BBC Bitesize GCSE Religious Studies

RE: Online

National Association of Teachers of Religious Education

Top Marks 

Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE)


Through PSHE we aim to develop pupils’ ability to make informed decisions which will allow them to lead confident, healthy, independent lives and become active and responsible citizens.

In our weekly timetabled lessons we cover a curriculum that emphasises the importance of learning skills such as discovering, applying and communicating, as well as giving pupils the knowledge needed for informed decision-making.

In short PSHE is “Learning for Life”. Opportunities are provided for children to satiate their natural curiosity, to think independently and express their own opinions, to increase their self-respect and confidence, to build their resilience. We also want our pupils to be tolerant; showing understanding and accepting differences in people and to be discerning individuals who develop global awareness by taking an active interest in the world around them.

Our PSHE curriculum promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of our children and prepares children at the school for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life.

PSHE enables children to become healthy, confident, independent and responsible members of society. We encourage our children to play a positive role in contributing to the life of the school and the wider community; in so doing we help to develop their sense of self-worth. We teach them how society is organised and governed. They learn to appreciate what it means to be a positive member of a diverse multicultural society.

The aims of PSHE are to enable the children to:

  • develop spiritually, morally, socially and culturally;
  • know and understand what constitutes a healthy lifestyle;
  • be aware of safety issues;
  • understand what makes for good relationships with others;
  • understand and manage their emotions;
  • value themselves and respect others;
  • acknowledge and appreciate difference and diversity;
  • be independent and responsible members of the school and the local community;
  • be positive and active members of a democratic society;
  • develop self-confidence and self-esteem, and make informed choices regarding personal and social issues;
  • safeguard the environment;
  • develop good relationships with other members of the school and the wider community.

Useful websites:

BBC Schools

Primary Resources

Teaching Ideas PSHE 

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