In expecting high standards of behaviour from children the school recognises the need for children to understand the underlying moral values of society, and to become aware of the spiritual beliefs upon which they are based. The school follows the Tameside agreed syllabus for Religious Education. Throughout the school children cover a wide range of Christianity units. In addition Key Stage One children are introduced to Judaism and In Key Stage Two children are introduced to Hinduism and Islam. High quality resources are provided and pupils confidently role play and handle religious artefacts. Visits are made to local religious buildings.
A daily act of collective worship is held for all children. Each fortnight a particular value such as kindness, respect or honesty is highlighted. We endeavour to make our assemblies meaningful for all our children, so that all pupils can function comfortably in assembly secure in a sense of their own religious identity. Assemblies are broadly Christian in character, but include material drawn from other major world faiths.
The school recognises the right of parents to withdraw their children from religious worship and instruction under the 1986 Education Act. Where possible alternative arrangements will be made for children who are withdrawn. The school has no religious affiliation.
Key Stage 2 Carol Service
St. Mary's Droylsden