RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

This is based upon the agreed syllabus provided by South Tyneside Local Authority, formulated in 2013 and remains unchanged. The School is a community school with no particular religious affiliation. In accordance with Education Act legislation, the School provides for the spiritual, moral, social and emotional development of pupils throughout the curriculum.

Whilst much of the work carried out has a Christian emphasis, the School attempts to provide pupils with knowledge of other worldwide religions, and to encourage sensitivity to the religious views of others. Children will have the opportunity to learn about Christian, Hindu. Sikh and Jewish faiths.

The curriculum is taught in a variety of ways using staff experience and expertise. A subject-based approach operates across Key Stages 1 & 2. However, as circumstances warrant, a cross – curricular or topic based teaching style is adopted.

To find out more about the locally agreed RE curriculum and our R.E. Curriculum please see below.

To see examples of the RE curriculum please use your mouse to navigate to the Menu Bar and select Curriculum. Please go to the Religious Education or R.E. Curriculum and you will see a drop down option open to the right. You will see the options of looking at R.E. in Years 1&2, Years 3&4 and Years 5&6.

COLLECTIVE WORSHIP

Collective worship takes place daily. Assemblies take place at several times throughout the week and are broadly Christian, although different religions are recognised at appropriate times.

Emphasis is also laid upon mutual care, dependability, understanding and trust. Assemblies take place either as a whole school or within the classroom setting.

On occasions, visitors are invited to conduct the Assemblies. Sometimes visitors may represent a variety of faiths found in our community.

Parents may withdraw their child from Assemblies and Religious Education lessons under Section 25 of the Education Act 1944. Withdrawn children will be supervised by a member of the school support staff during times of collective worship, and be engaged in tasks, which support learning in areas of the curriculum.

Parents need to discuss withdrawal of pupils with the Head Teacher.