R.E & Collective Worship
At North Downs, we follow the Surrey Agreed Syllabus 2017, which includes teaching children about Christianity and other religions. Through RE, we seek to promote respect and open-mindedness towards others with different faiths and beliefs by giving the children a rich variety of experiences from which they can develop knowledge, understanding and awareness of all faiths. This is taught by exploring the traditions, beliefs and values of each religion studied. The children gain an understanding of how people of faith live and how this impacts their lives locally and the world around them. We support our children in enquiring about wider theological and philosophical questions to broaden their knowledge on life’s great wonders and encourage them to develop their sense of identity and belonging.
The Surrey Agreed Syllabus 2017 is being revised and updated. It will be rolled out September 2023
Parents have the right to withdraw their child from these sessions after discussion with the Headteacher.