We believe that it is important for children to learn about the beliefs and values held by people in the United Kingdom. The acquisition of skills and attitudes developed through Religious Education are an important part of the development of children’s learning and are crucial for their lives as members of a multicultural society.
Religious Education at Severnbanks Primary School reflects the fact that the religious traditions in Great Britain are mainly Christian, while taking account of the teaching and practices of other principal religions. The teaching follows the Discover RE Scheme of Work and we aim to 'engage pupils with questions arising from the study of religion and beliefs so as to promote their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development'.
RE is a statutory subject in all schools in England, except for those children withdrawn at the request of their parents. (Education Act 2002, section 80). It is parents’ legal right to withdraw their children from Religious Education.
Any child who does not take part will join another class for the duration of the lesson. Parents must discuss this with the Headteacher before making a formal request.