Religious Education

‘If God is all you have, you have all you need.’

John 14:8

Religious Education has a high profile in school and is led by our experienced RE subject leader. The RE curriculum provides valuable opportunities where pupils are encouraged to explore their own beliefs and the beliefs of others. The aim of teaching religious education in our church school is to develop knowledge that some people have a Christian faith that they value and by which they choose to live.

Christian values are central to the ethos of our school and as such are reflected in the main themes on which our religious education teaching is based. Christian beliefs and values are central to the syllabus. A knowledge of and respect for other world faiths, specifically related to our predominant local faith groups, is also included. We foster skills such as co-operation, tolerance and understanding of others and a respect for differences.

Curriculum enhancements such as ‘Messy Church’, educational visits to places of worship, mock weddings and baptisms, all serve to engage and excite our young learners.

Teaching, learning and assessment in RE is based around learning about and learning from religion. We have close links with Normanton All Saints Parish Church and other places of worship, e.g. the Jewish Synagogue in Leeds, which help to provide first hand learning experiences.

Parents have the right to request that their child be excused Religious Education and withdrawn from the act of worship.