RE Teaching

Curriculum Intent

The intent of our Religious Education curriculum, reflecting our Christian distinctiveness, is for our pupils to acquire and develop an in-depth knowledge and understanding of global Christianity, alongside the other principal religions that are represented throughout our multi-cultural world. Our religious teaching, encourages pupils to develop positive attitudes to all aspects of their learning and also to enhance their personal spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. These attitudes include: self-awareness, respect, open-mindedness and appreciation and wonder.

A key feature of our curriculum, is in the large number of questions included in each unit, nurturing our children’s curiosity. The purpose of these questions is to give pupils the opportunity to investigate, reflect, evaluate and make meaning. In doing so, they will discover more about themselves, their relationships with others, their relationship with the world around them and their relationship with God. Through our RE teaching, we also prepare children for citizenship in today’s diverse society and enable them to develop sensitivity to, and respect for others.

 Parental Rights of Withdrawal in a Voluntary Aided School.

In our teaching of Religious Education (R.E.) , we are always striving for excellence, reflecting the school’s distinctive Christian character.

Parish CE Primary School is a Voluntary Aided Schools and as such the management of Religious Education is a distinctive role of the Governors and Head Teacher. At Parish Church of England Primary School the Religious Education provided is in conformity with the rites, practices and doctrines of the Church of England as laid down in the Trust Deed.

Parental Rights of Withdrawal in a Voluntary Aided School.

The Worship and Religious Education provided by the school is in accordance with the Church of England. This foundation is also reflected in the curriculum and the whole life of the school community. Since the conduct of the school as a whole reflects the Church of England ethos, removal of pupils from Worship and/or Religious Education (as parents are legally entitled to do) cannot insulate them from the religious life of the school.’

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