RE & Collective Worship
Intent for RE
Our intent for the Religious Education (RE) curriculum provides children with a sound knowledge and understanding of Christianity, principle religions and worldviews which give life value. Our curriculum assists children in gaining shared human understanding and personal identity, exploring meaning and evaluating different viewpoints. School trips and visitors to the school enable the children to have quality first hand experiences, deepening their interest, respect and understanding. The RE curriculum promotes the importance of pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.
Herts Agreed Syllabus - SACRE
RE and Collective Worship
Religious Education at at MPS
In Religious Education our children are taught about the Christian faith and also the faiths of the different groups that form our multi-cultural community in-line with SACRE, Hert's agreed syllabus (the legal document all Hert's schools follow).
How we know your child is succeeding
At Millbrook Primary children’s progress in RE is monitored in the following areas at the end of each term:
- Learning about Religion and worldwide views.
- Expressing and communicating ideas about religion and worldwide views.
- Gaining and deploying skills needed for study of religion and worldwide views.
Teachers use this information: to ensure pupils are making a good level of progress in RE; identify pupils next steps in their learning and explain to pupils how they can make progress in their RE.
Collective Worship at MPS
Collective Worship is a time when the whole school, or groups within our school meet together in order to consider and reflect on common concerns, issues and interests. It offers all pupils an opportunity to worship through engaging in relevant, meaningful experiences and provides opportunities for the pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.
In line with the 1988 Education Reform Act, which states that collective worship should be ‘wholly or mainly of a broadly Christian character’, and in recognition of the fact that the majority of our pupils are practising members of other faiths we base our assemblies on those aspects of Christian teaching that are shared with other faiths. Collective worship can be and is related to the day to day life, aspirations and concerns of the school and the community in which it serves. Collective worship takes place in classes daily where children have the opportunity to respond to a siutation or question.
In assemblies we ask learners to consider, reflect and respond to ultimate questions such as: "Does charity begin at home?" and "What does it mean to be honest?" During these assemblies pupils are encouraged to engage by sharing their views and opinions about these questions. At the end of each assembly pupils sit quietly to reflect on what has been discussed through the assembly.
Right to Withdraw
Parents have the right to withdraw their children from the acts of Collective Worship and Religious Education lessons. It is always hoped that here at Millbrook Primary we can find a way to keep all children involved in their religious education. Should a parent/carer wish to do so, they must firstly request a meeting with the Head teacher to discuss the concerns in order to come to an agreement.
RE and Collective Worship Leader