Religious Education

 RE at Orchard School

As a Voluntary Aided Muslim School, the teaching of Religious Education is predominantly based on the Islamic Faith. Whilst one of the key focuses is upon the teaching of the Islamic faith, the school’s RE also promotes respect, knowledge, understanding and tolerance of all other principal religions and people of non-faith. This is done through the Al Risalah Trust developed RE scheme of work.

With reference to other religions, the Religious Education curriculum is presented in a series of themes designed to link with other subject areas where appropriate. Pupils cover aspects such as the places of worship, celebrations, signs and symbols of other faiths. As the children progress through the school it is intended they develop a good understanding of the role of religion in people’s lives, with particular reference to Christianity as being the main religion of Great Britain.

As part of our ethos also, we also promote a respect for, and an understanding of, the major world religions and people of non-faith.  We enjoy particularly close links and partnerships with the Christian and Jewish faith community. Our children have contact through a range of opportunities, including visits to their places of worship and centres.

As a Muslim School, we have a duty and responsibility to educate children in the understanding of the Islamic faith and its values. This is developed through our daily acts of worship, assemblies, direct teaching in the classroom and the daily pattern of school life.

The school recently had a Section 48 Inspection which looks at the provision of religious education at the school. Alhamdulillah, this was graded as ‘outstanding in all areas’. Please see report attached below:

The Orchard School – Section 48 Report [January 2017]

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