The National Curriculum (2014) states the legal requirement that:
‘Every state funded school must offer a curriculum which is balanced and broadly based which:
Promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils
Prepares pupils at the school for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life.'
RE is a statutory subject. We follow ‘The Living Difference III’ (December 2016), Hampshire’s Agreed Syllabus for RE, to inform our planning.
Through RE, we aim to enable children to acquire an understanding, appreciation and respect for the many different faiths and beliefs represented in Great Britain. We deliver the content of the curriculum positively without imparting knowledge by promoting one religion over another. We will help them to gain an awareness of their own feelings and develop an understanding of the needs and feelings of others.
Children make use of different resources and visits to places of worship to develop understanding and make RE meaningful to them.
We believe that RE makes a unique contribution to the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of pupils which underpins the British Values.
We provide daily Collective Worship for pupils, either in class, year groups or whole school. Parents who wish to withdraw children from Collective Worship are welcome to speak to the Headteacher.