Our Approach

As a voluntary-aided school with a Church of England Foundation the school's trust deed requires that pupils in the school are educated in accordance with the teaching and principles of the Church of England and that the school curriculum is set in an educational environment which is securely based on Christian beliefs, principles and values.

At Tewin Cowper Primary, children take an active part in Christian worship on a daily basis. In religious education they are taught Christian principles and beliefs, and those of other major world religions. In our Religious Education Curriculum the children learn about and from religion. Our aim is that the children will gain knowledge and understanding about the beliefs, traditions and values of the Christian religion and the other main religions of the world, which will help them to form opinions and make judgements about religious and moral issues. The caring ethos of the school and the value that we place on the development of the whole child: spiritually, morally, socially, culturally and intellectually is reflected in the religious education curriculum.

Collective worship takes place every day from children saying prayers together in the classroom and reflecting on the day to whole school worship in the hall and smaller group worship in Key Stage groups. Through our collective worship we aim to provide a caring and supportive environment for children to experience some of the essential features of Anglican prayer and worship; to be able to reflect upon the value, purpose and meaning of things; to reflect on right and wrong; to share times of joy and sadness together and to reflect upon new ideas and initiatives for our school.

In addition to the daily acts of collective worship in school each class takes turns to lead a service in St Peters Church. These services include Harvest, Christingle, Family, Easter, as well as our Leavers Service. Parents, neighbours, relations and friends are invited to all of these services that are held at various points of the school year.

Personal, social, cultural, moral education and citizenship is seen as a continuous process which begins in the home before children start school, continues through school life as part of the partnership between home and school and develops still further in adulthood. Hearing about people, how they live, their relationships with each other and their environment is an important part of children's education at the school, as is an understanding of how human action, now and in the past, has influenced events and conditions. Children will learn to understand something of the structure and nature of their own society, its culture, institutions and values as a basis for learning to handle the wide variety of situations which will face them in their lives.

Our Location

 
  Our Address:
Tewin Cowper C of E Primary School
Cannons Meadow,
Tewin,
Hertfordshire.
AL6 0JU
Telephone:
01438 717378
Fax:
01438 718586
Email:
admin@tewincowper.herts.sch.uk
 

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