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R.E and Collective Worship

Religious Education and Collective Worship


Religious Education (R.E.) at Belmont enables pupils to acquire and develop their knowledge and understanding of Christianity and the other principal religions in the United Kingdom. We aim to encourage respect for those who hold different beliefs and to help promote the children’s spiritual, moral and cultural development. Lessons are a balance of learning about and learning from religion.


We are not affiliated to any religious group but have informal links with a wide range of faith groups in our local community. We regularly have visitors from these faith groups to support our learning in lessons or to talk to the children during assemblies.


R.E. is taught in accordance with the Derbyshire Locally Agreed Syllabus and is organised into termly topics.


Each day there is collective worship for pupils; sometimes the whole school together, at other times key stages or year groups meet.


Children may be withdrawn from R.E. lessons or collective worship at Parents/Carers’ request, although we are unable to provide alternative lessons or worship. Withdrawal from R.E. will mean that pupils will not engage in a range of religious activities, for example Christmas celebrations or Mothering Sunday cards.