Religious Education is required by law to feature as part of the curriculum in school. We follow the Kingston Agreed Syllabus (2018) which was adopted from RE Today.
Here at Malden Manor we aim to help our pupils develop knowledge and understanding of religious beliefs and practices. We aim to help children consider the importance of and influence of beliefs, values and traditions on the lives of individuals, communities, societies and cultures. RE contributes to the development of positive attitudes towards others and encourages the respect of others who hold different beliefs from their own including those of no faith.
RE also provides important opportunities to enhance the spiritual, moral, cultural and social development of every child and to contribute to their search for meaning and understanding. In addition to this it encourages children to develop the ability to form reasoned opinions leading to informed judgements about religious and moral issues.
Collective Worship (Assemblies)
Currently the Law states that schools must provide daily collective worship for all pupils and provide for their spiritual, moral and cultural development. It also states that the majority of acts should be ‘wholly or mainly of a broadly Christian Character, reflecting the broad traditions of Christian belief’.
Here at Malden Manor we recognise diversity and seek to develop pupils’ knowledge, understanding and awareness of Christianity as well as other religions, and as with RE, develop positive attitudes and respect towards others of different beliefs and faith. We also aim for it to be an occasion valued by our school, through which the identity, ethos, aims and values of our school are expressed and celebrated.