Worship & RE

Religious Education is a curriculum entitlement for all children and the school follows the Staffordshire ‘Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education’.  Religious Education does not seek to urge religious beliefs on children or to compromise the integrity of their own beliefs by promoting one religion over another.  Parents have the right to withdraw their child from Religious Education.  Suitable alternative provision will be made.

Aims

To develop an understanding and respect for the beliefs, values and practices of other people.

To reflect on and respond to the values, beliefs and practices of religions and philosophies.

To enable pupils to develop their own insights.

Spiritual, Moral, Social, Cultural (SMSC)

At Haughton St Giles Academy we have a firmly embedded set of Christian Values that are taught and lived out by the entire school community. Through regular worships, references in RE and other lessons as well as seizing upon opportunities in other areas of the school children are explicitly taught the 12 values of: generosity, friendship, trust, service, truthfulness, forgiveness, respect, perseverance, compassion, thankfulness, justice and courage.

Each term opportunities to further enhance SMSC understanding are identified in teacher’s planning.

As a school we welcome children from all backgrounds and are proud of how children and their families from other cultures are welcomed by our children and the rest of the school community.

In all teaching the teachers look to inspire and enthuse children. Teachers look to develop a love of learning and a working atmosphere where children enjoy learning.

Children are given opportunities to take on responsibility around the school: Y6 roles and responsibility project, gardening projects, playground leaders and lunch time clubs.

The school has a clear behaviour policy that sets high expectations and promotes a good moral understanding, mutual respect, tolerance and understanding. Friendship, respect and tolerance are taught as part of our Personal, Social, Health Education program.

Through a combination of approaches the school is able to ensure that children develop an understanding of the key British Values: Democracy, Rule of Law, Mutual Respect, Personal Liberty and Tolerance of other faiths and cultures.