Religious Education (RE) is central to the ethos and pattern of our school life at ACE. Collective Worship is held every day and RE learning is centred around the London Diocese Scheme for RE. The scheme develops over the 7 years that children are learning at the school and enables them to grow in their understanding of faith and what that means to both themselves and others. Whilst the emphasis is on Christianity, years 1-5 also look at a different alternative faith. At the beginning of the year pupils learn through an introduction to the faith that they will be finding out about. They then return to the same faith in order to explore life and belief for a person of that faith in greater depth.
Throughout RE, in our school, we encourage the pupils to consider and question what they hear and know in order to help them deepen their knowledge and understanding of faith, belief and the ‘big questions’.
We comply with the Church of England Statement of Entitlement for RE which can be found below. Our RE Policy can be found on our School Policies page.
Our most recent SIAMS inspection (March 2019) recorded that:
"Through RE ... pupils are developing their understanding of theological concepts at an age-appropriate level."
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