Religious Education at Harris Academy Morden has sought to align itself with the Merton SACRE Agreed Syllabus (2017) whereby taught content is weighted according to the 2011 religious belief breakdown of local religious affiliation. Thus, Christianity receives the most curriculum time followed by Islam and Hinduism. Each of the remaining major world religions, secularism and Humanism receive an equal amount of time via taught lessons in years 7, 8 and 9.
Harris Academy Morden follows a three-year Key Stage Three curriculum. Religious Education continues to be provided in Key Stage Four for Harris Academy Morden pupils through Spiritual, Moral, Social, Cultural (“SMSC”) Days and assemblies. This document provides further details relating to Key Stage Four Religious Education below.
Religious Education at Harris Academy Morden reflects the fact that pupils growing up in Merton are from highly diverse communities and backgrounds. Therefore, Religious Education lessons are an excellent place to celebrate and collectively learn from this diversity. The attitudes exhibited by teachers and pupils within Religious Education lessons, such as commitment, fairness, respect, self-understanding and enquiry, contribute to the school’s wider ethos and ensure that Religious Education plays a key role in Academy Life.