Religion, Values and Ethics (RVE)
The change of name reflects the expanded scope of religious education (RVE) and ensures the legislation itself is clear that RVE includes non-religious philosophical views.
RVE in the curriculum is not about making students religious or non-religious; its teaching must promote openness, impartiality and respect for others. At Lewis Girls’ School, students are reminded that a neutral perspective often does not exist and that everyone sees the world through a lens, or mix of lenses. Students are provided with opportunities to explore and engage with differing philosophical convictions in order to gain a greater understanding of beliefs and practices within our world.
The agreed syllabus for RVE must reflect both religious beliefs and also non-religious beliefs which are philosophical convictions. These include beliefs such as humanism, atheism and secularism.
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