Grayshott follows the Hampshire Agreed Syllabus (RE Living Difference 2016) for Religious Education. The long term plan is formed directly from the units within this document, and then wherever possible, class teachers link the units to their theme work. It is left to a teacher’s professional judgement whether links to other areas of the curriculum are helpful or not.
RE unit plans from Living Difference are used as a scaffold and adapted carefully to suit the needs, age group and cohort styles found in each class.
The curriculum includes learning about a range of different faiths, and during our annual Faith Week, classes took a break from their theme to study one faith in greater detail. It includes a visit to a place of worship, and culminates in a celebratory exhibition event at the end.
We always seek to promote the British values through our RE teaching, encouraging mutual respect for, as well as tolerance of, those with different beliefs and those without faith.
Grayshott join together for a daily Act of Worship in which an engaging and thought-provoking rolling programme of themes encourages our children to be reflective about different aspects of their lives, while learning what the Bible teaches.
We sing praise songs, both traditional and modern, and pray for ourselves and our community, both local and worldwide.
Parents are invited to join us for special church services four times a year, to celebrate Harvest, Christmas, Easter and our Leavers’ time at the school. We are also involved in the Family Services at St Luke’s Church, with two classes taking part each term. We welcome both our local Open the Book Assembly Team and the Wey Assemblies Team to lead our worship regularly.
Parents have the right to withdraw their child from RE or Religious Worship under section 71 of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998. Please be aware that if a pupil is withdrawn from RE, the school has a duty to supervise him/her but is not required to provide additional teaching. Please contact the school to arrange a meeting with the Headteacher if you wish to remove your child from RE or Religious Worship.