Religious Education at Holywell
At Holywell, we are committed to teaching our children about the major world faiths in Religious Education, with an accurate and fair representation of their beliefs, values and practices.
We are a thriving school which celebrates the diversity of everyone within the school family and provides a nurturing environment for effective learning to take place. Good and sustained links within the community help to create exciting opportunities for children to learn. The school has a positive ethos in which the needs of children are paramount and met by a harmonious team of staff and governors.
There are opportunities each day to reflect on world events, on school and community events and on ourselves and we recognise that this reflection is closely linked to how we feel about ourselves and our capabilities. Using this reflective practice, we are able to link our Restorative Approach Behaviour Policy to our reflective practice, approaching restoration and reparation in a reflective way.
Wherever possible, we link seasonal religious festivals, poetry, music and readings into our assembly and collective times, enabling our children to experience events and occasions that they may not experience otherwise.
We teach RE using the Kent Agreed Syllabus, considering a wide range of major world religions and enable our children to:
Assemblies are an important part of the school day. The tradition of listening to music, which encourages a sense of reflection as well as celebration and togetherness, assists in encouraging thoughtfulness about the ethos of the school. Themes are planned in advance and assemblies are presented by members of staff and invited guests from a variety of traditions. Care is taken to ensure that the chosen theme is sensitive and appropriate to the needs of the school.