Assemblies and SACRE:
The school does not have a daily act of wholly or broadly Christian worship (Education Act 1948). We successfully applied to SACRE (Standing Advisory Council for Religious Education) and it was agreed that it was inappropriate in our context. It was acknowledged that our alternative provision was of an outstanding standard.
At Bridge Junior School we believe sincerely in developing every child’s awe and wonder of the world.
We provide a spiritual, moral and cultural compass that complements the profound religious learning in the home.
Each day the school celebrates citizenship and cultural diversity.
Four days a week the school has corporate school assemblies (Year 3/4) and (Year 5/6), led by the leadership team for two days, staff on one and a celebration assembly every Friday.
At Bridge Junior School we believe that high quality provision in Religious Education should provide an opportunity for all children to celebrate and foster an awareness of the many nationalities, cultures and faith groups represented in our school and the wider world.
Religious Education encourages pupils to develop their sense of identity and belonging. It enables them to flourish individually within their communities and as citizens in a pluralistic society and global community. Religious Education has an important role in preparing pupils for adult life, employment and lifelong learning. It enables pupils to develop respect for and sensitivity to others, in particular those whose faiths and beliefs are different from their own. It promotes discernment and enables pupils to combat prejudice.
RE is taught in accordance with the Locally Agreed Religious Education Syllabus for Leicester. Children learn about the six principal religions: Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism , Islam, Judaism and Christianity through a range of themes and concepts.
Our RE curriculum strongly supports the SMSC curriculum. RE is enriched with educational visits and school meetings to share deeper meanings of religious celebrations and festivals.
Examples of R.E. Displays