As a Church of England School we consider Religious Education to be a core subject, which lies at the heart of the curriculum and has an important role in reflecting and conveying the distinctive Christian character of the school.
This character includes wanting every child to know they are precious to God. As a Church school we seek to nourish Christian faith but cherish all expressions of faith which are compatible with our ethos.
In line with Church of England guidance, 5% of curriculum time is dedicated to RE (over and above time spent on collective worship) and within that 5%, between two thirds and three quarters is devoted to the teaching of Christianity.
At St Richard’s we follow the London Diocesan Board for Schools scheme of work. This covers the two attainment targets of ‘learning about religion’ and ‘learning from religion’. We feel this is important for community cohesion within the wider community and inclusive to those with faiths different to Christianity.