Selling C of E Primary School

petham primary school
Village Acedemy

Religious Education

We aim to promote the moral and spiritual growth of our children in terms of developing awareness of themselves as well as respect and consideration of others. 

R.E. is taught according to the Kent agreed syllabus, which develops knowledge of Christianity whilst raising awareness of other religions.  In adopting the latest version of the syllabus, Kent SACRE enables teachers in Kent to offer pupils the key values that have been treasured  by all religious traditions. Regardless of religious belief or conviction, these values, shared by many, are important to learn about.  For example, learning about love through looking at Christianity means that children can apply their learning into other areas of their life and reflect on themselves as people.

In accordance with county policy, parents do have the right to withdraw their children from RE lessons, although we would hope that parents would discuss the matter with the Headteacher before taking such a step.  Your child's class teacher would also be able to provide an overview of the topics covered in their year.