It is a statutory obligation that schools deliver Religious Education to their children in a way that best prepares them for life in modern Britain. To achieve this, Central Primary uses the Discovery RE scheme of work which is an enquiry-based approach.
Children study Christianity several times and one other major world religion in depth in each school year. Children are encouraged to make links between different faiths and see the shared values of people of their faith, other faiths and no faith.
Religious Education is taught in our school because it makes:
“A major contribution to the education of children and young people. At its best, it is intellectually challenging and personally enriching. It helps young people develop their beliefs and values, and promotes the virtues of respect and empathy, which are important in our diverse society. It fosters civilised debate and reasoned argument, and helps pupils to understand the place of religion and belief in the modern world.”
(RE: realising the potential, Ofsted 2013).
While we advise that all children engage in religious education as a key part of our curriculum offer, parents have the right to withdraw their children from all or part of the Religious Education curriculum. To discuss this, parents should speak to the subject lead, Mr Spence, in the first instance.