Statement of Intent for R.E
At Prospect Hill Junior School we follow the Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Schools. Religious Education (RE) is an essential component of a broad and balanced education and its place in the Basic Curriculum is statutory.
During RE lessons, the children will learn about the six principal religions represented in the United Kingdom (Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Sikhism, Hinduism, Buddhism). This is in line with the law, which states that, religious education should have regard to the fact that the religious traditions in Great Britain are in the main Christian, while taking account of the other principal religions represented in Great Britain.
In September 2015, schools in the County of Nottinghamshire were issued with the Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education, “RE for All”. Through the use of the Syllabus we use RE to enable our pupils to gain insights and knowledge to equip them as responsible members in our society. The Syllabus we follow encourages pupils to discover more about religion and world views on a range of topics. They are encouraged to express ideas and insights into key questions which face all human beings as we travel through life.
The three fold aims of RE in Nottinghamshire will ensure that our pupils:
1. know and understand a range of religions and world views which will allow them to recognise diversity which exists in our society.
2. can express ideas and insights about the nature, significance and the impact of religions and world views as they develop their own personal views on a range of issues
3. develop and use skills which will assist them to engage seriously with religions and world views
By following the Agreed Syllabus, RE will contribute to a whole range of school priorities. Their study will promote spiritual, cultural, social and moral development, as well as enabling them to consider British Values such as tolerance and respect for other who hold different world views. If you would like to know more about the Nottinghamshire Agreed Syllabus a copy is available for you to read in school.
Parents do have the right to withdraw their children from RE lessons and daily collective worship. Should you wish to do so, please speak to Ms Lumb.