Religious Education

Aims:

  • To develop children’s knowledge and understanding of the beliefs and practices of different religions.
  • To enable pupils to understand and reflect upon the religious and spiritual beliefs, practices, insights and experiences that are expressed in humanity’s search for the meaning of life.
  • To develop children spiritually and personally by providing opportunities for them to explore and express their own responses and personal beliefs.

Throughout the teaching of RE, we want to develop positive attitudes and values such as positive self-esteem, a respect for others and their beliefs and an appreciation of the natural world. These are integral to the teaching of RE in school.

We follow the Agreed Syllabus for RE in Croydon Schools. Daily acts of collective worship are held in the school. In line with legal requirements these are of a broadly Christian nature. We aim to organise assemblies that value and respect all our children and their families so that everyone feels able to participate.

Parents have the right to withdraw their child from religious education and collective worship. The head teacher would value a discussion about this before a final decision is made and to discuss alternative provision for those pupils.

Last updated: 10th July, 2012
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