Religious Education

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

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Pevensey and Westham is a Church of England Voluntary Controlled  School and, therefore, there are strong links with St. Mary’s  Church, Westham. A member of the clergy takes collective worship regularly and delivers a programme of Christian themes. The children visit the Church weekly and participate in church Services at significant times of year.

The schemes of work for R.E. are based upon the East Sussex Agreed Syllabus. This reflects the fact that the religious traditions in Great Britain are in the main, Christian. Other principal religions, such as Hinduism, Judaism and Islam, are also taught at Pevensey and Westham CE School.  We focus on their teaching and practices and draw comparisons between them.

Children consider the application of religious teaching to people’s daily lives. We follow an enquiry approach to learning, which embraces different viewpoints, and in which increasing progression to puzzling questions about life is encouraged. SMSC opportunities for the forwarding of social, moral, spiritual and cultural development of each pupil is developing within our RE curriculum and is seen through the ethos of the school.