RELIGIOUS EDUCATION AND COLLECTIVE WORSHIP
Religious education (RE) is not part of the National Curriculum but must be taught in schools by law. We are a Church of England Controlled School and hold a strong commitment to teaching the principles of Christianity.
RE is provided in accordance with the Lincolnshire Agreed Syllabus – this is a new syllabus in 2014 and draws from the most recent practice and educational thinking. It is enquiry-based and provides opportunities for all pupils, regardless of the personal background and beliefs, to explore questions, experiences and concepts related to identity and what it means to be human, whilst at the same time developing a good knowledge and understanding of the principal faiths in Britain.
The syllabus promotes an inclusive and educational approach to RE, which is of increasing importance to help people understand modern society and critical issues in the world, as well as promoting understanding and respect. It enables teachers to develop key skills, attitudes and dispositions in their pupils, such as critical thinking, empathy and conceptual creativity, which will equip them better to be able to grapple with the questions that life throws at us.
Through RE we aim to enable children to understand the nature of religion, its beliefs and practices.
A daily religious assembly is held either as a school or in Key Stages. It is an important part of our school day. Reverend Sonia from the local churches leads worship regularly. Friday assemblies are special because we celebrate children’s achievement both in and outside school. Each term children across the school visit a local Church to take part in a service too (Harvest, Christmas, Easter...)