At Otford, we believe in growing and shaping all areas of the children's learning. Developing our children's spirituality, well-being, respect, empathy and attitude is key, and Religious Education is a great subject to promote this. We believe that Religious Education should provide a contemporary study of religion, preparing children for later life.
Otford Primary School has no affiliation with a particular religious denomination. Religious Education is taught throughout the school and follows government guidelines and the recommendations of our local Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education (SACRE).
The focus is mainly Christianity; however, we also include lots of teaching from the other major world religions. We seek to give the children a knowledge of and respect for both their own traditions and culture and those of others, through learning about and from religions. RE is taught weekly and is always as practical and meaningful as possible. We also teach RE through a variety of special days, visits/ trips and assemblies.
We hope that our teaching and assemblies are broad and meaningful enough for everybody to be included. However, parents have the right to withdraw their child from Religious Education and collective worship/ assemblies. If you wish to do this you will need to speak to the Headteacher and discuss the alternative provision for your child.