Religious Education is central to all our teaching and staff ensure that all children can achieve. RE is a vital part of our children’s education and the formation of each child in their knowledge of themselves, their gifts and their relationships with God. We want our children to know that they are made in the image amd likeness of God, and to understand that we all have different talents given from God which we can share with others.
We set high expectations and aspirations as RE permeates the whole curriculum. We aim for our children to be happy, hard-working and aspirational. To understand what they need to do to achieve and have the belief that with hard work they will do well. Reconciliation plays a central role in our school, the children understand they may do wrong but they know that their teachers love them and will forgive and support them just as Jesus does. This aspect is built into our Engagement and Behaviour Policy. We strive to create a safe learning environment where children blossom and develop spiritually, morally and academically.
The progress of every child is immensely important to us all, and we aim that our work as a school family will enable our children to develop to their full potential. We create and establish an environment in which all pupils feel safe, secure and confident. We develop excellent relationships with parents and work in partnerships with them throughout the year.
Our Religious Education Curriculum
- Religious Education is a core subject in our school.
- Religious Education is planned, taught, assessed and monitored with the same rigour as other core curriculum subjects.
- In line with Bishops’ Conference recommendations, 10% of curriculum time at St Anthony’s is allocated to Religious Education. This does not include Collective Worship.
- To fulfil our aims and to address the 4 areas of study outlined in the Curriculum Directory – Revelation, Church, Celebration and Life in Christ, “The Way, The Truth and The Life” programme of study is used as recommended by the Diocese.
- The outcome of Religious Education is for children to be religiously literate and engaged young people who have the knowledge and understanding to reflect spiritually, and think ethically and theologically, and who are aware of the demands of religious commitment in everyday life.
- We aim to provide a curriculum that is engaging, rewarding, challenging and enjoyable for all pupils, whilst fulfilling the requirement outlined by the Diocese of Shrewsbury.
- Resources are reviewed and updated annually. An audit of resources including Bibles, textbooks and artefacts, helps to establish what is needed to support the curriculum.