RE & Collective Worship
Westbury Leigh is a culturally diverse school representing different cultures, faith groups and nationalities. We immerse our children in a rich Religious Education and aim to ensure the spiritual, moral, cultural, social, mental and physical development of our pupils. This is complimented by having a Multi Faith Day where children learn about one faith or religious theme that is new to them. The effect of having all classes deeply engaged in studying different world religions at the same time is the creation of a microcosm promoting tolerance and respect for all.
Article 14 "Every child has the right to think and believe what they want, and to practice their religion as long as they are not stopping other people from enjoying their rights."
The Wiltshire Agreed Syllabus for RE is at the heart of our teaching and learning as well as Discovery RE which instils an enquiry led approach to RE.
The principal aim of RE in Wiltshire is to engage in enquiring into key questions arising from the study of religion and belief, so as to promote their personal and spiritual development. - Wiltshire Agreed Syllabus
The two attainment targets in all units are:
Attainment target 1: learning about religion and belief
Attainment target 2: learning from religion and belief
We celebrate Religious festivals throughout the year and invite visitors from faith communities to lead assemblies. Classes also visit different places of worship.
In Early Years, RE is embedded throughout the curriculum and takes the form of role play, sharing stories and celebrating festivals. In Key Stage 1, children learn about Christianity, Islam and Judaism.
In Key Stage 2, children build on the knowledge acquired from the religions learnt in Key Stage 1, as well as being introduced to Buddhism, Sikhism and Islam. They also learn about Peace and the Journey of Death and how different religions deal with this
Parents have the right to withdraw their children from religious assemblies. Any parent wishing to exercise this right must make a request in writing to the Headteacher.
View our RE curriculum here.