Religious Education at Mauldeth Road Primary School is based on the Manchester syllabus. This syllabus was written and agreed by representatives of each of the major faith groups in Manchester.
The aims of Religious Education are:
- to promote knowledge and understanding of different religions
- to contribute to pupils’ moral and spiritual development
- to promote respect for the rights and beliefs of others
We do not seek to nurture any particular set of beliefs but to educate children about their own beliefs and those of others.
We place great emphasis on responding to the sensitivities of the diverse religious backgrounds of the children attending the school. We take advantage of the richness and the variety of cultural traditions the children bring us in order to promote an awareness and understanding of the values that we all share. We have particularly close links with both St Chad’s Church and the Khanqah Naqshbandia Mosque. Both establishments have worked together with us collectively to develop educational materials for the school to use.
Parents do have the right to withdraw their children from religious education - any parent wishing to exercise this right should first discuss their concerns with the Headteacher.