The school aims to serve its community by providing an education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice. This encourages an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith, and promotes Christian values through the experience it offers to all our pupils.Recognising our historic foundation, the school preserves and develops our religious character in accordance with the principles of the Church of England and in partnership with the church at parish and diocesan level.
The school follows the locally agreed Emmanuel Project syllabus in teaching RE. This is concerned with fostering an understanding of Christianity and other faiths or beliefs. We aim to develop a loving, caring attitude to each other and respect for the environment in which we live.
In our collective worship, children are encouraged to consider their feelings and the feelings of others linked to our half termly values. Religious topics are explored which can be appreciated at all levels of understanding and developed appropriately with the different age groups. We welcome guest speakers every week and local clergy termly.
This term our values are: Respect and Compassion.
We encourage families to use the Home School Values resources as a way to stimulate discussion and reflection on our current values at home;Home School Values – Respect and Home School Values Compassion.
Arrangements for the act of collective worship are made by the school in accordance with the requirements of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998, as amended. Parents and carers may, if they so wish, withdraw their children from the arrangements for collective worship or religious education. Such requests should be made to the head teacher in writing. Pupils withdrawn from collective worship or religious education will normally remain in a classroom and prepare for the day’s activities under the supervision of a teacher.
The Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich
The Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich work very closely with all of the Church of England primary schools in Suffolk. They run regular training and conferences for staff and provide support in the delivery of collective worship and the teaching of Religious Education.We work closely with the Education Team at the Diocese to ensure high quality church values and education are maintained.
We are lucky to be within walking distance of St Martin’s Church. This enables us to hold a numbers of services there throughout the year and also for us to use the church as a learning environment.
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