“Pupils know the Bible verse that supports the values and confidently explain how being joined to God unites them and leads to positive attitudes. Regardless of faith, pupils agree that, ‘we feel very close to God here” SIAMS Report.
At Laleham C of E, we are committed to the teaching and learning of an engaging and inspiring RE Curriculum. We believe RE has an important role in reflecting and conveying our distinctively Christian character of our school. Our school Christian vision of ‘A Christ-centred community, learning, growing and celebrating together in the love of God’ is firmly embedded in our teaching of RE. Our curriculum is carefully planned to provide children with the opportunity to develop a spiritual and moral approach to life.
RE at Laleham seeks to address important questions about the meaning and purpose of existence, and to discover and celebrate what is ultimately worthwhile and valuable in life. The RE curriculum is based on the London Diocesan Syllabus and is determined by the Governing Body.
At Laleham C of E, we deliver a rich and varied curriculum. We aim to ensure that pupils acquire a knowledge and understanding of both Christianity and other religious beliefs and practices through exploring other world faiths including: Islam, Judaism, Sikhism, Hinduism and Buddhism. Children are also able to reflect on their own beliefs, values and experiences in light of their study. Lessons always start with a “Big Question”, encouraging children to share their own thoughts and ideas, no matter what those are, and to listen to the views of others. They are always times of lively, open discussions and debate.
As a Church of England school, we have close links with our patronal church, All Saint’s in Laleham. The Vicar is also integral to our school community and regularly leads our collective worship.Special services to celebrate important times and festivals in the Christian Church’s year take place at the local church. Members of the school family, community and other friends and family and relatives are welcome to join with us at these special times: Harvest, Christmas and Easter. The children are actively involved in producing and leading services showing their involvement with worship in the community.
In the Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist School’s, which took place in May 2017, Laleham C of E was graded ‘Outstanding’ in all areas. The report stated “The school promotes a sense of spirituality that is shared by the whole community and pupils have many opportunities to ask deep questions, learn the power of reflection and develop their spiritual personality, irrespective of their personal faith or belief.”
Religious Education Policy
Progression in Religious Education