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Guru Nanak Multi Academy Trust

Religious Education

Nanaksar Primary School will be a school with a designated religious character namely, Sikhism. The key principles of the Sikh ethos will pervade all aspects of school life for both pupils and staff namely, the merits of hard work, honesty, respect towards everyone and service to others. We believe that these principles will enrich the lives of all our pupils whether of a particular faith or none, helping them to achieve high academic standards and to enable them to make a valuable contribution to their community.

‘Spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is exemplary and underpins the very strong ethos within the school. The school identifies high ideals for it to make a positive contribution to humanity.’ GNPS OfSTED October 2011

All pupils, whether of a particular faith or none, will be equally valued and provided for through our broad and balanced curriculum provision. Weekly Religious Education (RE) lessons with a focus on faith and values will enable pupils to explore key world religions reflecting on similarities and differences. Assemblies will bring pupils together, for collective worship of a shared faith or multi faith festivals (Christmas, Eid), or class assemblies, to share learning and achievements with parents and year groups. Our extra-curricular provision through after school and lunch clubs will reflect the interests of our ethnic communities offering for example Bhangra dancing, African drumming and community language instruction such as Urdhu, Hindi.  All aspects of Nanaksar School life, as with Guru Nanak Primary School, will promote an outward looking approach valuing the contribution of all pupils and the surrounding community. This, in part will be achieved by regularly taking part in video conferencing, making class visits out of school and inviting guests, parents, local community members and experts in to the school.

‘The school has a great appetite to seek out effective links with other schools and outside agencies to benefit pupils’ learning. It is very inclusive and promotes equality of opportunity and tackles any discrimination extremely well.’ GNPS OfSTED October 2011