Religious and Moral Education

Primary 3 learning about a Christian wedding

Scotland is a nation whose people hold a wide range of beliefs from the many branches of the Christian faith represented throughout the land to the world's other major religions and to beliefs which lie outwith religious traditions. Such diversity enriches the Scottish nation and serves as an inspiring and thought-provoking background for our children and young people to develop their own beliefs and values.

Religious and Moral Education includes learning about Christianity and other world religions (Hinduism and Judaism) and supports the development of beliefs and values. It also includes aspects of philosophical enquiry.

During their school life pupils will be encouraged to:

1 Recognise religion as an important expression of human experience
2 Be aware of the values, beliefs and practices of religious traditions within and beyond the Scottish Community
3 Reflect on the diversity of Christian practice
4 To celebrate, together as a school, the major festivals, e.g. Christmas, Easter
5 Understand the similarities and differences of other religions
6 Involve parents and the wider communities in our assemblies

Parents have the right to withdraw children from instruction or assemblies if they so wish by informing the Head Teacher.

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 detailing the proposed arrangements 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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