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Barrow Hedges Primary School

RE and Collective Worship

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Religious Education (RE) - Mrs Hannah Nutley is the Subject Leader

The Religious Education curriculum forms an important part of our school’s spiritual, moral and social teaching. RE is a flagship subject for championing and promoting the teaching of thinking skills, British Values and links to PSHE. It provides opportunities for pupils to ask questions, seek answers and develop ideas in a quest to discover more about their own identity and that of others. Within their learning in RE, pupils develop specific attitudes that are open, reflective, and critical and a skill base which allows them to be curious, play with ideas, empathise, listen, imagine, question, make links and reason.

Our teaching and learning styles in RE enable children to build on their own experiences and extend their knowledge and understanding of religious traditions. We use their experiences of religious festivals to develop their religious thinking and encourage children in carrying out research into religious topics. Children discuss religious and moral issues in various group situations, using computing and drama to explore learning further. We also take the opportunities that the teaching of RE provides to promote a positive attitude towards other people, respecting their right to hold different beliefs from their own and towards living in a society of diverse religions

The subject of RE is taught in line with recommendations based on the Sutton Agreed Syllabus set out by the Sutton Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education (SACRE).

Parents have a statutory right to withdraw their children from Religious Education and assemblies. However, because of the benefits of RE within a broad and balanced, inclusive curriculum, we hope that any who may wish to do so will contact the school to discuss any matters of concern before making such a decision.

The SACRE (Standing Advisory Council for Religious Education) syllabus and Long Term Overview for Y1-6 is attached below: