At St Leonard’s we develop an understanding of the values that underpin our ethos and why they are important. The teaching of RE will provide an opportunity to share and explore faith. Offer a deeper understanding of Christianity, as well as exploring the beliefs of others, enabling our children to show tolerance and understanding of those around them; working to challenge stereo types and promote cohesion. The children will understand that RE isn’t exclusive. It helps with their own personal development by promoting self–worth, supporting positive mental health and well being, whilst encouraging pupils to value their communities and their place in the world. RE provides children with insight that can promote respect and open-mindedness towards others; enabling them to combat prejudice and be prepared for adult life, employment and life-long learning.