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RE/Collective Worship

Gobowen Primary School is a Community School. We hold an assembly every day and teach RE either each week or as a block and also through our tutor group sessions. 

Monday: This is a whole school assembly which is lead by either the headteacher or a member of the community and follows the value of the month or a specific religious observance.
Tuesday: We have tutor groups, whereby children from Reception to year 6 go to their house tutor in order to have their assembly as a group. This also will follow these monthly theme or a particular observance.
Wednesday: We have tutor groups, whereby children from Reception to year 6 go to their house tutor in order to have their assembly as a group. This also will follow these monthly theme or a particular observance.
Thursday: On this day the children take part in a singing assembly related to up and coming festivals or celebrations.
Fridays: Achievement Assembly is held at the beginning of the day lead by each of the class teachers. There is a focus on the school vlaues.

Collective Worship in School

All maintained schools must provide religious education and daily collective worship for all registered pupils and promote their spiritual, moral and cultural development.

Collective worship in county schools and equivalent grant-maintained schools must be wholly or mainly of a broadly Christian character, though not distinctive of any particular Christian denomination.
The parental right of withdrawal from RE and collective worship and the safeguards for teachers are unchanged.

The teaching of RE in School


Although there is not a National Curriculum for RE, all maintained schools must follow the National Curriculum requirements to teach a broad and balanced curriculum, which includes RE. All maintained schools therefore have a statutory duty to teach RE.

The RE curriculum is determined by the local Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education (SACRE), which is responsible for producing the locally agreed syllabus for RE. Agreed Syllabuses used in schools (maintained or academy), which are not designated with a religious character must ‘reflect the fact that the religious traditions in Great Britain are in the main Christian, while taking account of the teaching and practices of the other principal religions represented in Great Britain’. Schools with a religious designation may prioritise one religion in their RE curriculum, but all schools must recognise diverse religions and systems of belief in the UK both locally and nationally.

Open the book - re-enacting a story from The Bible
Candlemass
Ben our Christian worker teaching RE
Learning about Chinese New year.
Receiving certificates in Achievement Assembly.
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