Ashill VC Primary School

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A Church of England School

Ashill V.C. Primary School is proud to be a Church of England school and part of the Diocese of Norwich.  We engage with, and maintain strong links, with our local churches.  As well as visiting St Nicholas Church and The Fountain of Life, we welcome representatives from the churches on a regular basis in our daily act of collective worship.

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At Easter, Christmas and at the end of the academic year, we have a special service at St. Nicholas Church on the last day of term.

The Fountain of Life Church provides the children with Easter and Christmas Experiences, as well as contributions to collective worship through their regular 'Open the Book' and 'Kidzclub' assemblies.

The school as an active ethos committee, which is represented by the headteacher and selected governors.  There are also regular contributions from the school council.  In November 2014, as required by church schools, the school received a SIAMS inspection.  To view the report, please click on the link below.

SIAMS Report - Nov 2014 Our School Prayer

R.E.

Religious Education at Ashill V.C. Primary School is taught in accordance with the Norfolk Agreed Syllabus..

 

The purpose of RE is religious literacy. This means, helping children and young people to hold balanced and well-informed conversations about religion and belief.  In order to fulfil this purpose, our teaching of RE at Ashill V.C. Primary School provides a balance between three disciplines. These are:

 

Theology: This is about believing. It looks at where beliefs come from, how they have changed over time, how they are applied differently in different contexts and how they relate to each other.

 

Philosophy: This is about thinking. It is about finding out how and whether things make sense. It deals with questions of morality and ethics. It takes seriously the nature of reality, knowledge and existence.

 

Human/Social Sciences: This is about living. It explores the diverse ways in which people practise their beliefs. It engages with the impact of beliefs on individuals, communities and societies.

R.E. Policy - March 2018