We teach RE every week and in the teaching of RE, we aim for children to learn about religions AND learn from religions.
We are an inclusive school and teach about tolerance, celebrating differences and welcoming all, in a community of respect, nuture and support. We give our children opportunities to discuss topics, reflect on the impact religion has on others in their community, the wider world and themselves.
We use our strong links with All Saints Church and visits to other places of worship to enrich our children's religious education.
The Rev. Janet Heighton is a school governor, leads whole school worship and is a regular visitor to the school. Rev. Noel McGarrigle regularly visits the school and leads collective worship also.
Children regularly engage in extra special RE events. Rev. Janet Heighton and other members of All Saints Church help lead activities in church for our children including Experiencing Harvest, Experiencing Easter and Experiencing Pentecost. Children also visit the Cathedral and visits to other places of worship take place during their time with us.
Please see our RE Long Term Plan for more details of the curriculum we cover.
Our RE aims are to help pupils to have the knowledge that will enable them to make reasoned and informed judgements about the religions and moral issues which arise from reflection on human experience and a study of religious belief and practice.
Our specific aims are to:
- Provide a broad and balanced RE curriculum within the framework of statutory requirements and those of the locally agreed syllabus.
- Promote opportunities for the cultivation of pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.
- Develop pupils’ knowledge and appreciation of Christianity and other principal religions in Great Britain.
- Support pupils in reflecting and thinking about fundamental human beliefs and values so that they can develop a personal framework by which to live.
Parents have a right to withdraw their child from all or part of R.E. If parents wish to do so, please contact the Headteacher.