'Be strong and courageous, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.' Joshua 1:9
As a Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School, we aim to provide a caring atmosphere in the school and encourage each child to become aware of themselves as an individual and to understand the needs and feelings of others. A key aim is to uphold a Christian ethos in school and throughout the community and we celebrate all major Christian festivals. All denominations and faiths are encouraged to learn from each other. The RE Curriculum in our School provides ways of promoting pupis’ moral development in line with the 2020 syllabus and the Understanding Christianity Scheme. This is achieved through encouraging the consideration of others and developing pupils’ awareness of other people’s beliefs and actions. The School has adopted the Local Authority’s Religious Education Policy and works closely with the Derby Diocesan Board of Education.
Alongside Christianity, children also have the opportunity to learn about other world faiths such as Sikhism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam and Judaism. Children experience this as part of their RE lessons and also through stories, assemblies, class discussions/lessons, drama, visits to places of worship and visitors to the School.
As part of Religious Education and Collective Worship we also promote British Values, encouraging pupils to regard people of all faiths, races and cultures with respect, hospitality and understand that while different people may hold different views about what is right and wrong, all people living in Britain are subject to its laws.