The school follows the legally adopted syllabus for Durham County Council, which is the statutory order for Religious Education. Provision is updated as necessary. The schemes of work adopted by the school reflect this aim, and meet the requirements of Durham’s Agreed Syllabus 2012.
During their school life at Burnopfield, the children study Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism and Sikhism . We welcome visitors of all faiths to work to our school in order to promote positive images of people in the wider community.
We are now starting to plan to take the pupils to different places of worship – all different, all equal.
This encourages our children to have respect for all, including those with differing faiths and beliefs as we endeavour to develop the children’s understanding and appreciation of our diverse society. RE at Burnopfield helps to challenge prejudice, discrimination and racism and also promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils and prepares them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life, so important today in 21 st Century Britain.
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