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Wisbech St. Mary

Wisbech St. Mary

Church of England Academy
Diocese of Ely Multi-Academy Trust

RE and Collective Worship

Religious Education is provided in accordance with the Cambridgeshire Agreed Syllabus as well as the Understanding Christianity scheme of work and The Emmanuel Project. A copy of these schemes may be viewed at the school on request.
Fundamental to the syllabus is the development of the Christian Faith whilst, at the same time, raising children's awareness of other major religions of the world. We compare and contrast a number of beliefs, all of which are present in our multicultural society.
All classes receive 45 minute to an hour of RE teaching each week. 
Where possible, trips are planned to places of worship. We aim to give all children a balanced view of the religions and promote the similarities between them and Christianity, in order to foster an understanding and tolerance of the beliefs of others. 
The work is supported by religious books and artefacts from the Ely Diocese, which the children are taught to handle with care and respect. The 1998 Education Act requires a daily act of collective worship. Representatives from the local church visit the school to conduct assemblies and religious education. Other suitable visitors, from other faiths, are invited from time to time, to talk to the children and take part in special events.
Parents wishing to withdraw their children from the devotional part of the assembly are invited to discuss the matter with the Headteacher.