At Cleddau Reach, we believe that Religious Education is inclusive: it is respectful of all faiths; it is tolerant of all beliefs; it allows children to develop their knowledge and understanding of these faiths and beliefs and enables them to ask and explore life’s ‘Big Questions’.
To develop pupil’s knowledge and understanding of Christian beliefs and practices so that they understand the importance of the Bible, the role of the Church, and recognise that for Christians their faith provides a way of interpreting life in all its fullness, children are taught Christianity through an agreed, diocese supported scheme of work.
We also teach non-Christian units to develop knowledge, understanding and tolerance of the beliefs and practices of some of the other principal religions such as Islam, Hinduism, Judaism, Sikhism and Humanist beliefs.
At our school, Collective Worship is a time when we come together as a community to share and build on our school’s Christian values.
In Collective Worship, we have plenty of opportunities for spiritual development and developing a sense of awe and wonder. We have an opportunity to worship God, think about our own beliefs and understand those of others. We also welcome parents and members of our local community to our collective worship which can be held in the school hall, a classroom on virtually using Microsoft Teams.
Our collective worship is based around the school values, the liturgical calendar and rooted in the Christian faith.
Throughout the year we welcome many visitors to lead our Collective Worship, including our local vicar Revd Marcus from St Jerome's Church in Llangwm.
Each class also has a a Pause for Thought book to capture their thoughts, reflections and responses to a range of beliefs, values and human experiences. The whole school uses 'Pause for Thought' in worship and in the classroom to pause and reflect on searching questions.