Religious Education

Religious Education is taught in primary schools in order to enthuse, inspire and educate young people.  It gives the pupils an opportunity to learn and reflect about religious experiences that different people have had over time.  Sensitive topics like the existence of God, life after death and the meaning of life, enables the pupils to think beyond their normal daily experiences.

Our school is not affiliated with any particular religion or religious denomination.  The school follows a multi-faith approach and acknowledges and respects that some pupils may not have any specific religious affiliation at all.

We aim to help pupils develop lively enquiring minds with the ability to question and later to reflect on their experience.  We seek to instil respect for religious and moral values and tolerance of all races, religions and ways of life.

The children are given the opportunity to learn about different cultures and religions and to explore social, moral and ethical issues.

All teaching is in accordance with the Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education (SACRE), the Local Authority’s Agreed Syllabus and National Curriculum guidelines.  A copy of this can be seen at school upon request.

The school recognises the right of parents/carers to ask for their child to be withdrawn from all or part of the religious education or collective worship provided.  Children withdrawn will be supervised to complete PSHE tasks.

SACRE is the Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education.  SACRE's main fuction is to advise Newcastle local authority upon all matters related to collective worship and religious education (RE) in community schools.