R.E. and Assemblies

The School has no formal affiliation with any religious denomination. Linda Watkin, the Deacon of Birtley Methodist Church, is a Community Governor in our school and often comes into school to lead assemblies or support RE teaching, e.g. by acting out a baptism.  

Each child is involved in a daily Act of Worship. R.E. and Assemblies are predominantly Christian. Parents have the right to remove their children from Collective Worship. Whilst we accept that non-Christian children may not wish to join in prayers, we do expect all children to respect the rights of those who do. The School’s Religious Education follows the Agreed Syllabus of Gateshead L.E.A.

Please contact the Headteacher if you would like more detailed information.