Religious Education

Religious Education at SJS is taught according to the Agreed Syllabus of Sheffield Education Authority, and the legal requirements of the 1988 Education Reform Act. 

The Sheffield SACRE Religious Education Syllabus states that Religious Education in Sheffield schools contributes dynamically to children and young people’s education in schools, provoking challenging questions about human life, beliefs, communities and ideas. In RE pupils learn from religions and world views about different ways of life in local, national and global contexts. They discover, explore and consider many different answers to questions about human identity, meaning and value. They learn to weigh up for themselves the value of wisdom from different communities, to disagree respectfully, to be reasonable in their responses to religions and world views and to respond by express insights into their own and others’ lives. They are encouraged to develop enquiring minds, and to think rigorously, creatively, imaginatively and respectfully about their ideas in relation to religions and world views.

Collective Worship takes place each day for all children, but in a variety of different settings and groupings, and is led by different members of staff, and sometimes, outside speakers. Children are encouraged to say our School Prayer at the end of Collective Worship and use this time to reflect. 

Parents are entitled to withdraw their child from Religious Education and/or Collective Worship if they wish. Please inform the Headteacher if you wish to do this. 

School Prayer