Religious and Moral Education

 

Robslee Primary School is very much a multi-denominational school where all religious beliefs are respected and where possible catered for.

Religious and moral education helps children to explore the world’s major religions and views which are independent of religious belief, and to be challenged by these different beliefs and values.  Religious and Moral Education is taught in Robslee with these broad aims in mind and reflects Council and national policies as set out by the Education (Scotland) Act 1980.

We have a structured programme, which is taught by class teachers and invited guests.  Included in our R.E. programme is the study of Christianity and other world religions.  This encourages harmony, appreciation and consideration for the beliefs of others.  While studying R.E., classes may make visits to local churches and other sacred buildings. 

Whole school assemblies take place on a weekly basis.  Each class has an opportunity to lead the assembly.  Themes of the celebration reflect the diverse community of Robslee and parents are invited to come along and take part.  End of term services are held in the local Church (Orchard Parkl) and are well attended by parents.  It is recognised that the Education (Scotland) Act 1980 allows parents to withdraw their children from any religious instruction and observance, and parents wishing to do so should contact the Head Teacher to allow any arrangements to be made.

Parents from ethnic minority religious communities may request that their children be permitted to be absent from school in order to celebrate recognised religious events.  Only written requests will be considered.  Appropriate requests will be granted on not more than three occasions in any one school session and the pupil noted as an authorised absentee in the register.

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