Our children's experience of high quality Religious Education is central to the living out of our school mission statement, vision and values which are explicit expression of who we are and what we believe.
Our School Mission
‘Learning to Love, Loving to Learn, in the family of Christ.'
1 Corinthians 13:13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
Our School Vision
To be the best for today, for tomorrow, for ourselves, for each other and for God.
Matthew 25:14-30 - The Parable of the Talents.
Our School Values
Love, Hope, Peace, Faith and Trust
Quality RE has the potential, more than any other subject, to have the most powerful and lasting effect on a child’s heart and mind. RE combines academic rigour with the development of the character and spirit of the child providing opportunities for spiritual development and personal reflection. It develops children’s knowledge and understanding of the nature of religion and belief, it provokes challenging questions about meaning and purpose, truth and values, identity and belonging. RE prepares children for citizenship in today’s diverse society. It enables them to develop sensitivity to, and respect for, others. Quality RE breaks down barriers and builds communities. At its best RE offers pupils authentic encounters with living faith communities equipping them with the ability to hold an informed conversation about religious beliefs and practices.
In order to successfully deliver this important subject we base our studies on the principles of Questful RE. We use the BWD Diocesan Scheme of work and the Understanding Christianity resources.
“The drive for excellence and effectiveness in Church Schools is paramount, but not merely because the Government says so. The enabling of every child to flourish in their potential as a child of God, is a sign and expression of the Kingdom and is at the heart of the church’s distinctive mission.” (Chadwick 2012)