Our Faith and Teachings
Making Jesus known today is at the heart of our Faith.
As a Catholic school, Jesus Christ is central to every part of school life, permeating every aspect of what we do. All pupils are educated in the beliefs and devotional practices of the Catholic Church. Participation in our daily acts of collective worship guides every morning and afternoon session, within RE lessons and at the start and end of each day. Every class plans and leads Mass throughout the year, with parents, families and parishioners warmly welcomed.
The Catholic RE scheme “Living and Growing as the people of God is followed throughout the school. This is supplemented by work on the Saints and stories from the Old and New Testaments, circle time activities and through our RHE programme. Our pupils take part in special liturgies during the school year which are timed to coincide with events in the Church’s calendar. Our Parish Priest, works closely with school staff and families, to help prepare Year 3 children for the Sacrament of First Holy Communion and the Sacrament of Reconciliation, whilst pupils in Y6 prepare for Confirmation.
Relationships and Family Life (Sex Education) is taught formally in all classes and is integrated into Science and RE.
All pupils learn about other religions and cultures and are encouraged to show respect and acknowledgement for the beliefs of others through open discussions and shared experiences. This is reflected through the involvement of pupils, both within school and in the wider community.
Below you will find and overview of the taught RE curriculum and our policy on Prayer and Liturgy which acts as our guide in providing prayerful opportunities for our pupils.