As a school, we follow the Leicestershire Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education.
This new RE Syllabus for Leicestershire pupils establishes what shall be taught in RE in Leicestershire schools and provides teachers with practical support and guidance about how to teach RE effectively.
RE also makes significant contributions to pupils’ ability to engage with ideas about British values, such as tolerance and respect for people who hold varied beliefs and world views, in line with the HMI inspection focus on SMSCD and RE.
Our RE curriculum explores big questions about life, to find out what people believe and what difference this makes to how they live. This enables pupils to make sense of religion, reflecting on their own ideas and ways of living. Pupils can can develop the understanding and skills needed to appreciate and appraise varied responses to these questions, as well as develop responses of their own.
The aims of RE
The curriculum for RE aims to ensure that all pupils:
1. Know about and understand a range of religions and world views.
2. Express ideas and insights about the nature, significance and impact of religions and world views.
3. Gain and deploy the skills needed to engage seriously with religions and world views.
Staff and children meet for daily collective worship, which takes a variety of forms. The content of our assemblies encourages a positive school ethos of caring, understanding and tolerance for all. Assemblies are used to reinforce and develop our school standards, school values and British values.
Right to withdraw
Although RE is very different now – open, broad, exploring a range of religious and non-religious world views. Parents still have the right to withdraw their children from RE/RME on the grounds that they wish to provide their own religious education. (School Standards and Framework Act 1998 S71 (3)). This will be the parents’ responsibility.