Religious Education (RE) is a highly valued academic subject at All Saints'. It is distinct from 'worship' as it serves to educate children through a rich RE curriculum which reflects our vision as a Church of England school and covers the broad world religions we find in and beyond our community.
In essence, an education in RE gives children:
- The ability to think freely
- Become critically aware citizens
- Develop compassion
- Is an academic subject which will be built on in secondary school
The children of All Saints' study RE for at least 1 and a half hours per week through a dedicated weekly lesson and an enrichment 'project week' once a year. For more details of how we teach RE, please refer to our RE policy.
All pupils are entitled to a rich RE curriculum as outlined in the National Curriculum and emphasised by the Church of England Education Office. The following document provides more details of a pupils entitlement.
At All Saints' we follow the London Diocesan Board of Schools (LDBS) Scheme of Work for RE. This enquiry led approach uses key questions throughout each theme that the children know as 'Big Questions'. This model of learning encourages critically thinking, curiosity and oracy and is a style of learning found in many other subjects at All Saints'. Below is a link to the LDBS Scheme of Work.
Parents have the right to withdraw their child from Religious Education.