RE Year Overview
At Copp School, we believe that religious education should provide a contemporary study of religion, preparing all children for later life. We promote respect, tolerance and understanding for the beliefs of all. Our curriculum encourages children to continuously ask questions and seek answers, embedding understanding and providing varied learning opportunities along their journey through school.
We use the new Blackburn Diocese Syllabus for Religious Education - Questful RE. This includes the exciting new resource, Understanding Christianity, which is based around 'The Big Story' and 'The Big Frieze' artwork by Emma Yarlett.
Teachers devote a minimum of 1 hour per week to RE lessons, with further elements of R.E. delivered through collective worship. Christianity plays a central role in R.E. taking up approximately 80% of the time available (as agreed by the Governing Board). The rest of the time (20%) is devoted to appropriate teaching about other faiths and world views.
Parental rights of withdrawal
Parents have a statutory right to withdraw their child from all or part of collective worship and R.E. although this cannot insulate them from the religious life of the school. The Head teacher should be notified in writing if parents wish to exercise this right.