Curriculum Statement - Religious Education
Religious Education is different from other curriculum subjects in that the syllabus is determined locally rather than nationally. At Ashmount we follow the Leicestershire Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education 2016, “Religious Literacy for All”. This document can be viewed online at https://www.leicestershire.gov.uk/sites/default/files/field/pdf/2016/5/24/Leicestershire-Agreed-Syllabus2016.pdf .The Agreed Syllabus sets down the Programmes of Study and how much time should be allocated to teaching RE for each key stage in RE.
The Leicestershire Locally Agreed Syllabus aims to provide an open and broad approach to RE that explores a range of religious and non-religious world views. At Ashmount we believe that RE has a very important part to play in promoting the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of our pupils and in helping them to gain a greater understanding of themselves, other people and the world around them. Within school the teaching or RE is adapted to meet the very individual needs of all our pupils so that all our young people can make progress to the best of their ability.
Parents continue to have the right to withdraw their children from RE. We hope that parents will discuss any concerns they might have about RE teaching with us before this happens, so we can provide more information about the aims and value of RE, and the way it is taught in school.