The Gospel of Jesus Christ invites all who follow its teaching to the fullness of life. RE is embedded in all subjects taught and the teachings of Jesus is seen throughout the school in our daily actions and activities.
This educational mission entails the ongoing development of the entire potential of every person. It seeks to promote the well-being and freedom of every person, made in the image and likeness of God and finding fulfilment in God alone.
This is the vision which shapes the daily life of a Catholic school as a community in which faith is expressed and shared through every aspect of its activity.
As a Roman Catholic School, Religious Education is at the heart of the curriculum. We endeavour to ensure that all receive an entitlement of 10% of the taught curriculum in all key stages, including the 6th Form. This may be in the form of discrete RE lessons, as well as the regular PSHE programme, and other areas into which RE is integrated. Pupils preparing for sacraments or celebrations will also receive an enhanced provision. The RE curriculum is based on the Directory of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, including the Diocesan Come and See programme and employs a range of teaching methods appropriate to the pupils’ level of understanding. All pupils in key stage 4 have the opportunity to gain awards in RE including AQA unit awards or Entry Level Certificates. Pupils are assessed using level descriptors based on P levels, and on assessment criteria provided by the Come and See descriptors. The areas of study include learning about religion including other faiths, celebrations and rituals as well as developing engagement with their own belief and value systems and those of others. We fully endorse the importance of developing British values and believe that RE teaching and learning is a key component of this process.