Tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs is achieved through enhancing pupils’ understanding of their place in a culturally diverse society and by giving them opportunities to experience such diversity in our community.
Through Collective Worship and the RE curriculum, children gain a greater understanding of religious diversity and practices, which covers key religions represented in the UK. Examples of children enriching their experiences of different faiths include, visiting a Gurdwara in Leeds, visiting local churches including the Salvation Army, Church of England and Methodist churches.
We have a whole school ‘Anti-Bullying Week’ every year which opens discussions about prejudice and differences. We use opportunities such as the Olympics and World Cup to study and learn about life and culture in other countries.
We have whole school daily acts of collective worship/assembly. These include the sharing of stories, images, events, music and expectations that promote varied attitudes and beliefs. As a community school, our collective worship recognises that those attending may have a wide range of faiths, or no religious beliefs however, collective worship is wholly or mainly of a broadly Christian character.
Our school has excellent links with the local Church of England parish. The Reverend Rachael holds regular collective worship and services at the church for the whole school. She is also on the Governing Body and provides advice and support on the Collective Worship and Religious Education curriculum.