Bushy Hill Junior School

Religious Education

The main aims of Religious Education at Bushy Hill are to develop pupils' knowledge and understanding of Christianity and other world religions while at the same time exploring and reflecting on what these different beliefs and values might mean for us in our own lives. Through open-minded study and discussion of religious topics, we encourage pupils to reflect on their own personal beliefs and think critically when responding to religious and moral issues. We recognise the importance of respecting the diversity of beliefs, values and traditions within communities throughout the world.

 

At Bushy Hill we follow the Surrey Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education as our statutory document for teaching RE:

https://www.cofeguildford.org.uk/education/standing-advisory-council-on-religious-education/surrey-agreed-syllabus-for-religious-education

In line with the requirements of the law, parents or carers have a right to withdraw their child(ren) from both RE and / or the daily act of collective worship.  Whilst legally, parents don’t have to give a reason for the withdrawal, we hope that it would be the beginning of a discussion with the Head Teacher as to how this issue can be resolved.