Religious Education at Lawford follows the current Norfolk syllabus which we have adapted to suit our setting. Teachers use the ‘Understanding Christianity’ document to support their planning, and several other World Faiths and ideologies are taught throughout the school. It seeks to develop understanding with theological, sociological and philosophical aspects of the world religions taught. While the school operates as a Church of England faith school, the study of Religious Education does not seek to proselytise but aims to foster a curiosity about what it means to be a spiritual person, and respect for people of all faiths and none. RE is a cornerstone of encouraging the children to question the world and their place within it. RE is an entitlement for all children, but parents have the right to withdraw their child from Religious Education, for whom suitable alternative provision will be made.
Daily collective worship is the keystone of the school; the children have an opportunity to lead and participate as well as engage with and question our values throughout the school year. It is led once a week by Revd Dom.
Our curriculum promotes children’s Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development, ensuring that they are reflective and responsible citizens. Fundamental British Values are actively promoted in order to prepare the children for life in Modern Britain.
At Lawford C of E Primary school our RE curriculum has been designed to ensure that all children have an understanding of theology, philosophy, and social sciences. Our pupils will be supported in being tolerant and learn that humans are more alike than different. As a school community we will teach them to be safe, kind and responsible. They will explore big ideas and answer ‘I wonder’ questions about the religions around the world.
RE in classrooms around the school