Religious Education and Assemblies
Religious Education is offered to all pupils according to the Sheffield Agreed Syllabus. RE is taught as a separate subject. We also hold daily non-denominational assemblies which include an act of collective worship. Through RE and assemblies, we aim to prepare our children for their place in a diverse society and children are encouraged to express their own ideas and beliefs and to develop attitudes of tolerance, understanding and sensitivity towards those of others. The RE syllabus, assemblies and collective worship are non- denominational.
We follow the agreed syllabus from Sheffield and greater Manchester SACRE committees. We have combined the content and adapted it to the pupils in our schools and taken account of the requirements of the 2010 Equality Act. Pupils will learn about the principal religions in modern Britain ie: humanism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism; Hinduism, Judaism and Sikhism. This curriculum is intended to enable pupils to develop an understanding of religions, different faiths and beliefs and worldviews. They will look at religions and beliefs in depth but also will look at themes that cut across different faiths. The curriculum intends to enable pupils to engage in enquiry into significant human questions and to develop a sense of their own spirituality and beliefs.
Policies and schemes of work may be viewed at the Academy on request.
Parents may wish to withdraw their child from all or part of RE and collective worship. If this is the case please discuss the matter with the Headteacher.