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Religion and Worldviews

Regarding Religion and Worldviews, at Woodfield we use the United Learning curriculum, which ensures that all pupils receive coherent and sequenced substantive knowledge of religion and world-views which are represented in Britain and the wider world.  The Religion & Worldviews curriculum teaches pupils about diversity within and between beliefs, cultures and worldviews from across the world, and seeks to teach the skills and knowledge to hold respectful and informed conversations about religion and belief; to be religiously literate.  This approach provides opportunities for all pupils to see themselves reflected in the curriculum, but also to be taken beyond their own experiences.
Emphasising a scholarly approach, it delves into core disciplinary areas like theology, philosophy, and social sciences. Additionally, the curriculum fosters curiosity, open-mindedness, and self-awareness, encouraging students to explore and understand different worldviews while reflecting on their own beliefs.

Religion and Worldviews Rationale


Requests to withdraw from the Religion and Worldviews Curriculum

At our school, the Religion and World Views curriculum is designed so that it is ‘relevant to all pupils and respects their own personal beliefs”.  However, in accordance with section 71(1) of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998, parents/carers have a right to withdraw their child from RE.

Requests may be granted for withdrawal wholly or partly, from:

  • Receiving religious education (RE) given in the school in accordance with the school’s basic curriculum
  • Attendance at religious worship in the school.
  • Any trip that is part of the RE curriculum.

We welcome parents/carers into school to discuss any concerns or questions they may have regarding our Religion and Worldviews curriculum.