The Education Reform Act (1988 ) requires that all schools teach religious education, as part of the basic curriculum. Religious education is taught each week throughout the school in accordance with the Agreed Syllabus for the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. The syllabus takes into account recent thinking in RE and confirms the Royal Borough’s commitment to an education that values religious and cultural differences. The syllabus seeks to empower our pupils in addressing rights, respect and responsibilities within the diverse community that we serve and provokes challenging questions about the ultimate meaning and purpose of life, issues and right and wrong and what it means to be human. The syllabus develops pupils’ knowledge and understanding of Christianity, other principal religions, religious traditions and world views.
Through their RE learning, we want children to:
- Be increasingly religiously literate
- Be well informed about religions in Britain
- Understand the place of world religions
- Approach and analyse life’s big questions
- Be able to disagree respectfully and thoughtfully
- Consider and analyse issues of diversity
Parents have the right to withdraw their child from any religious assembly should they wish to do so. Any parent wishing to do this should contact the Headteacher. Children not taking part in assemblies will be provided with other curricular work and will be supervised.