The City and County of Swansea Local Authority has an Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education which is subject to regular review. This is non-denominational in character and “reflects the fact that the religious traditions in Great Britain are in the main Christian, whilst taking account of the teaching and practices of the other principal religions represented in Great Britain”. At Pentrehafod we celebrate diversity and emphasise the need for respect, tolerance and empathy.
In Religious Education there are three broad areas of attainment:
- Knowledge and understanding of religious belief and practice;
- Awareness of life experiences and questions they raise;
- Exploring and responding to religion and life experiences.
Students study material that meets the requirements of this agreed syllabus, and develops skills and attitudes that will enable them to progressively understand and respect religious ideas.
Under the terms of the Education Reform Act of 1988 Religious Education must be taught to all students. However, after consultation with the school, parents/carers may withdraw their children from Religious Education lessons on the grounds of conscience, but we would ask that this is only done after discussion.