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At St Giles’ our children are nurtured through the teachings and values of Christianity, and respectful of other faiths. As with all state schools we are required to make provision for a daily act of collective worship and must teach religious education to pupils at every key stage.

A high quality religious education (RE) curriculum is essential to meet the statutory requirement for all maintained schools to teach a broad and balanced curriculum. At the heart of RE in church schools is the teaching of Christianity, rooted in the person and work of Jesus Christ. There is a clear expectation that as inclusive communities, church schools encourage learning about other religions and world views fostering respect for them. Although there is not a National Curriculum for RE, all maintained schools have a statutory duty to teach it.

Mr D Holloway 2016, A Statement of Entitlement, Available at https://www.stalbans.anglican.org/wp-content/uploads/re_statement_of_entitlement__ratified_national_society_council_june_16.pdf

We are currently in the process of reviewing our RE curriculum to be in line with the new Hertfordshire syllabus and the Understanding Christianity document developed by Diocese of St Albans. If you have any questions about the current provision in RE at St Giles’ please pop in and speak to the class teachers. We will have further links and updates on the page soon.