RE is taught additionally to the National Curriculum by law. We aim to support the spiritual development of each child by providing knowledge and understanding of religious beliefs, practices and festivals. In addition, pupils are given the opportunity to explore concepts in order to understand themselves spiritually.
Assemblies are held daily in different groupings and they are seen as important social and educational occasions, as well as acts of worship. The celebration of various festivals helps us focus on the moral and spiritual aspects of school life and to celebrate diversity, a particular strength of Cyril Jackson, whilst recognising the beliefs we hold in common.
Parents/carers do have the right to withdraw children from religious education and assemblies. If you feel you may wish to do this, please discuss the matter with the Headteacher.
Assembly themes encourage children to consider their community and to emphasise the need for everyone to improve their contribution to it, including skills of co-operation, respect for others and respect for property. There are opportunities to reflect quietly and celebrate achievement and success. Visitors from the local community are welcome to participate.