At RPS, we have a variety of cultural beliefs amongst our pupils and staff. Although broadly Christian in ethos, we strongly promote diversity with the children. Assemblies are regularly planned to address this through the inclusion of stories, discussions, visitors and learning about celebrations from a variety of faiths and cultures. Our RE teaching also reinforce this. Pupils and visitors of different faiths or religions are encouraged to share their knowledge to enhance learning within classes and the school. Children visit places of worship that are important to different faiths where possible.
Children from faiths are used in lessons or assemblies to help other pupils understand their religion. Our annual Languages day is always a big success and children love finding out about different countries, their language, traditions, food and songs.
Children are allowed to wear items of religious importance, and take part in their religious celebrations (e.g. Eid, Ramadan, etc); this is celebrated in school.
At RPS, we will actively challenge pupils, staff or parents expressing opinions contrary to fundamental British Values, including ‘extremist’ views.