Religious Education

 

Intent

 

As a school we believe that Religious Education has a significant role to play in the growth of pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. At St. Peter’s, we promote respect and open-mindedness towards others and encourage pupils to develop their own sense of identity and belonging through self-reflection and awareness.

 

Implementation

 

Our Religious Education programme is planned in line with the Telford and Wrekin Agreed Syllabus and Understanding Christianity. This introduces the children to many world religions, including Hinduism, Sikhism, Christianity and Islam.

 

We actively seek out links within our local community to enrich our R.E. curriculum, including visits to a range of different places of worship, celebrating key festivals and inviting visitors of different faiths into school. We want our children to ask questions and grow into citizens who will flourish in today’s multi-cultural society.

 

Impact

 

St. Peter’s aims to formatively assess children continuously throughout the year, we assess in many ways and encourage the children to express themselves in ways that they choose.

 

As a Church of England school, we have strong links with our local church, St. Peter’s Edgmond, which we visit several times a year, and the local community. We worship together on a daily basis. Collective Worship is led by teachers, children and our rector, Reverend Helen. All children have opportunities to participate, respond and reflect within this time. 

 

We respect the right for parents to withdraw their children from Religious Education lessons and/or Collective Worship after consultation with the Headteacher.