Religious and moral education

Religious and Moral Education should encourage pupils, over their school life, to explore the world’s major religions. It supports children in developing and reflecting upon their own values. It is a process where children engage in a search for meaning, value and purpose in life.   Various world religions are studied from P1 to P7.

Religious Observance

We aim to allow pupils to engage in shared activity reflecting and expressing their spiritual needs and aspirations, and allow those who wish, to worship. We celebrate important occasions in the life of the school and community and we involve pupils in experiences which stimulate, challenge and extend their capacities for spiritual response to the world in which they live.

We hope you will share with us in worship, but we remind you of the right to withdraw your child if you so wish from any form of religious observance or instruction in the school. This should be done in writing to the Head Teacher.

Parents from ethnic minority religious communities may request that their children be permitted to be absent from school in order to celebrate recognised religious events. Only written requests detailing the proposed arrangements will be considered. Appropriate requests will be granted on not more than three occasions in any one school session and the pupil noted as an authorised absentee in the register.

In accordance with section 71(1) of the Race Relations (Amendment) Act 2000, the council will have due regard to the need to:

• eliminate unlawful discrimination;

• promote equality of opportunity; and

• promote good race relations between persons of different racial groups.

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