Religious Education is a legal entitlement for every pupil. Its place in our school curriculum acknowledges the important role which beliefs and values play in people’s lives and that religious beliefs and practices are as important in the lives of as many people worldwide today as they have been throughout history. RE offers pupils an opportunity to develop a better understanding of themselves, the people around them and the world in which they live.
We follow the Understanding Christianity and Discovery RE Syllabus which sets out the aims and programmes of study for RE. The Diocese provides us with additional guidance suited to the particular needs of a Church School and supports our overall aim to provide quality education within a caring and supportive Christian environment.
Our school works closely with Holy Trinity and St Oswald's Church and Rev Neil Redeyoff, a close link with the church community is encouraged through worship, commitments and the marking of important celebrations within the Christian calendar. The children are also encouraged to help the wider community and to support both local and worldwide charities.
Pupils learn about and from Christianity in depth and also about and from other principle religions represented in Britain. RE provides our pupils with opportunity to learn about other world faiths as they develop a sense of fairness and justice for all whatever their background and wherever they live. Our spiritual, moral, social and cultural education reinforces the children’s appreciation of others and their rights.
Link to National Curriculum:
Understanding Christianity is a Church of England Education Office project. For more information click on this link.