St. John’s is a Church of England school and our values and Collective Worship support the beliefs and practices of the church. We follow the Salford Agreed Syllabus for RE.
We believe that RE has an important part to play in promoting the spiritual, moral, social, cultural and intellectual development of our pupils and in helping them to gain a greater understanding of themselves and a more sympathetic awareness of the needs of others. This enables pupils to be better equipped to cope with the responsibilities and experiences of adult life. To promote the ideas of our school vision we believe that education in RE should be a child-centred, exciting journey. Children will learn to understand the world and their place in it, know that all members of the school community show respect and tolerance for others and develop a better cultural awareness. Children have the opportunity to reflect and develop their spiritual awareness through stilling exercises. Thinking skills will be developed through activities such as P4C (Philosophy for Children.)
Parents have the right to withdraw their children from RE or worship but must first contact the Head Teacher so that other arrangements can be made.