In September 2015, schools in the County of Nottinghamshire were issued with the Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education, “RE for All”. Through the use of the syllabus we use RE to enable our pupils to gain insights and knowledge to equip them as responsible members in our society. The syllabus we follow encourages pupils to discover more about religion and world views on a range of topics. They are encouraged to express ideas and insights into key questions which face all human beings as we travel through life. The three fold aims of RE in Nottinghamshire will ensure that our pupils:
1. know and understand a range of religions and world views which will allow them to recognise diversity which exists in our society
2. can express ideas and insights about the nature, significance and the impact of religions and world views as they develop their own personal views on a range of issues
3. develop and use skills which will assist them to engage seriously with religions and world views
Although broadly Christian, it also reflects our multi-cultural society and the faiths, customs and celebrations of other cultures. We have daily school, year group or class assemblies, which are taken by members of staff. Guest speakers from the local faith groups are regularly invited to lead an assembly. Parents have the right to withdraw their children wholly or partly from religious education or assemblies on religious grounds.
By following the Agreed Syllabus, RE will contribute to a whole range of school priorities. Their study will promote spiritual, cultural, social and moral development, as well as enabling them to consider British Values such as tolerance and respect for other who hold different world views.
If you would like to know more about the Nottinghamshire Agreed Syllabus a copy is available for you to read in the school.
The school has no affiliations with any particular religious denomination. A statement of gratitude is said by all pupils on a daily basis before lunch.
Sex and Relationships Education
This is conducted in accordance with the guidelines issued by Nottinghamshire Education Authority. It is age-appropriate and taught implicitly through other areas of the curriculum such as Science, RE and Personal, Social and Health Education. It is not taught as a discrete subject area. Parents wishing to exercise their right to withdraw their child from aspects of Sex and Relationships Education should notify the Head Teacher.