Religious Education and Collective Worship
Religious Education in our school is in accordance with the locally agreed syllabus and reflects the teaching of the Church of England. In addition, we have interwoven ‘Understanding Christianity’ in to our curriculum, an exciting resource from the Church of England which gives all our pupils the chance to engage more deeply, thoughtfully and creatively with RE. It gives opportunity to explore life’s big questions and to think imaginatively about this major world faith community.
Through the teaching of Religious Education we aim to promote the spiritual and moral development of the children, at the same time seeking to ensure that it promotes respect, understanding and tolerance for those who adhere to different faiths. A parent does have the right to withdraw their child from religious education if so wished.
In order to comply with the 1988 Education Reform Act each school is required to ensure that all pupils take part in daily collective worship. Nothing in the Education Reform Act affects parents’ rights, as established in the 1944 Act. Any parent does have the right to withdraw their child from collective worship if they wish.
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