As the core subject in a Catholic School, RE is more than just a subject.
It is about developing the faith journey of the children in our care.
Jesus Christ remains central to every aspect of our school life; all pupils are educated in the beliefs and devotional practices of the Catholic church. All children participate daily in collective prayers. Every class prepare and lead a whole school mass once a term, with parents, families and parishioners warmly invited to join. Masses are held in our parish church of Saint Maria Goretti.
The staff at our school work hard to create a Catholic community which is centred upon Christ in the Eucharist, and being the living witness to Christ's teachings. We follow the curriculum set out by the diocese of Birmingham, "Living and Growing as the People of God."
Our parish priest, Father Michael Vaughan, works very closely with school staff and families, to prepare year 3 pupils for the Sacraments of Reconciliation and First Holy Communion, and pupils in year 5 and year 6 prepare for Confirmation.
Each week our children come together at the end of the day to listen to the gospel readings of the following Sunday in our Wednesday Word assembly. The children then bring home a Wednesday Word newsletter, to share the gospel readings with our families.
All pupils learn about other religions and cultures and are encourages to show respect and acknowledgement for the beliefs of others through open discussion and shared experiences.