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Religious Education and Observance

With the implementation of Curriculum for Excellence within all of Scotland's schools, the Scottish Government recognised the need to update the 1991 and 2005 Circulars on the provision of religious and moral education and religious observance. The Education (Scotland) Act 1980 continues to impose a statutory duty on all local authorities to provide religious education and religious observance in Scottish schools and there are no changes to the legislative position regarding this.

The importance of Religious and Moral Education and Religious Education in Roman Catholic Schools within our school curriculum remains with its inclusion as one of the eight core areas of Curriculum for Excellence. It continues to contribute to the development of the knowledge and skills necessary to enable children and young people to be successful learners, confident individuals, effective contributors and responsible citizens. These revisions are purely to bring the advice in line with the new curriculum.