It is our intention that the RE curriculum inspires, motivates and challenges pupils. We want to engender a sense of curiosity, wonder, excitement and engagement amongst the children. As such, we may address big and sometimes unanswerable questions all within a safe environment. We provide time for reflection opportunities and for the children’s perspectives to be expressed and heard.
Religious Education is taught throughout the school and follows government guidelines and the recommendations of our local Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education (SACRE). The focus is mainly Christian, however, we also include material from the other major world religions. We seek to give the children a knowledge of and respect for both their own traditions and culture and those of others, through learning about and from religions. As the school is a community school, it has no affiliation with a particular religious denomination. We have a short act of collective worship and assembly each day, in various groupings. Children often take an active role in collective worship and parents (within current guidelines) are invited to special assemblies.
We hope that our assemblies are broad and meaningful enough for everybody to be included. However, pupils may be released from attending Religious Education and assemblies if parents make a specific request to the Head Teacher.