We have a programme of study to develop informed attitudes to understanding Christianity and other major world religions and aim to create a positive ethos and tolerance of all beliefs and practices. The school has an important contribution to make to a child’s development in social and moral education. The ethos and friendly relationships which exist also contribute significantly to the development of social values.
Learning through religious and moral education enables children and young people to:
recognise religion as an important expression of human experience
learn about and from the beliefs, values, practices and traditions of Christianity and the world religions selected for study, other traditions, and viewpoints independent of religious belief
explore and develop knowledge and understanding of religions, recognising the place of Christianity in the Scottish context
investigate and understand the responses which religious and non-religious views can offer to questions about the nature and meaning of life
recognise and understand religious diversity and the importance of religion in society
develop respect for others and an understanding of beliefs and practices which are different from their own
explore and establish values such as wisdom, justice, compassion and integrity and engage in the development of and reflection upon their own moral values
develop their beliefs, attitudes, values and practices through reflection, discovery and critical evaluation
develop the skills of reflection, discernment, critical thinking and deciding how to act when making moral decisions
make a positive difference to the world by putting their beliefs and values into action
establish a firm foundation for lifelong learning, further learning and adult life.
Religious based assemblies occur regularly throughout the school year, and are supported by the local Church of Scotland minister.
Parents have the right to withdraw their children from assemblies and religious education and their wishes will be respected. Should you wish to exercise this right, please contact the head teacher.