The school has very good relationships with the local church. The parish clergy support our RE work imaginatively, with visits to talk to the children about important aspects of faith and religious practice, as well as taking Collective Worship and officiating at the Harvest Festival, Easter Service, and other end of term services. The clergy also encourage involvement of the children and their families in other events in the life of the village church.
As we are a Church of England controlled school, the local church, which is Anglican and Methodist, is represented on our governing body.
All our pupils receive religious education, and collective worship in accordance with the Derbyshire agreed syllabus and DfE regulations. Visits to other faith centres are included within the curriculum, e.g. a Hindu Temple and a Mosque, to help ensure they have an understanding of world religions in a multi-faith society.
Active Learning in RE
As part of their recent active learning in RE, pupils have been trying to answer: ‘What is the Trinity?’ They have looked at the symbolism of water and have tried to connect this to the Holy Spirit and Baptism in Christianity with a view to understanding the Trinity.