Our vision for RE
“Religious education in a Church school should enable every child to flourish and to live life in all its fullness. (John 10:10). It will help educate for dignity and respect encouraging all to live well together. Such an approach is offered through a commitment to generous hospitality, being true to our underpinning faith, but with a deep respect for the integrity of other religious traditions (and worldviews) and for the religious freedom of each person.” Statement of Entitlement (2019)
In accordance with the Statement of Entitlement Document written by the Church Of England (2019) we aim to ensure all pupils:
At St Mary’s we follow the revised London Diocese Board for Schools (LDBS) Syllabus which supports us in achieving our vision.
“St Mary’s…feeding the mind, body and spirit so we can be the best we can be.”
By following the LDBS syllabus we intend:
*Ability to be critical thinkers
*Ability to engage critically with texts
*Ability to ask deep and meaningful questions
*Ability to make connections within and across religions and worldviews
*Ability to reflect, respond and express their own religious, spiritual and/or philosophical convictions
*Ability to make their own choices and decisions concerning religion and belief based on a deep knowledge and understanding of religions and worldviews, belief systems, values and practices.
The units of Learning:
Units of Learning:
Within the World Faith units, the following topics are explored:
Parental Rights of Withdrawal in a Voluntary Aided School.
As an inclusive school that respects each other’s similarities and differences we encourage full participation in RE and Collective Worship. However, where there are concerns we invite parents to discuss the benefits of reflection and teaching RE in today’s challenging world.
Parents still have the right to withdraw their children from Religious Education and collective worship. If this is something a parent wishes to do we ask that they speak to the Headteacher.