Religious Education is a required part of the curriculum for all children. Our school uses a combination of Discovery (a question-led approach) and the Lincolnshire Agreed Syllabus as a basis for Religious Education teaching (see grid below). We also ensure that Godly Play is accessed by all year groups, relating to the topics they are covering, and arrange visits and visitors to enhance and consolidate provision.
Parents have a right to withdraw their children from religious instruction and this can be arranged following discussions with the Headteacher.
Whilst we are not affiliated to any particular denomination, we do maintain links with the local religious communities and regularly invite representatives in to lead Collective Worship.
Collective Worship plays a fundamental role in school life. A programme of themes is drawn up for each week of the year. The format of the worship varies from day to day, but usually involves a hymn/song and a prayer/reflection. Music is played when entering and leaving the hall.
Monday – Collective Worship Key Stages – themed story, song, prayer/reflection/British Values
Tuesday – House Assemblies - themed story, prayer/reflection/British Values
Wednesday – SEAL assemblies - themed story, song, prayer/reflection
Thursday – Singing assembly – songs, prayer/reflection
Friday – Celebration Assembly – achievements shared, song, reflection/prayer