As a school of Religious Education we aim to provide high quality Religious Education where pupils feel confident to express their own beliefs and develop a deeper sense of spirituality. Pupils will be encouraged to be curious about other faiths and cultures around them and to explore how these beliefs impact daily life. We aim for all students to show respect and empathy in current issues in the world, where they can identify how people put their values and beliefs into action. This will give students the opportunity to express their opinions without being judged. As the modern world becomes more culturally diverse it is important that students are given this opportunity. As a Catholic school we want students to be reminded that Christ is at the heart of all that we do and can turn to for guidance and support. He is the centre to which we base our learning and experience upon and it is through his teachings as well as experiences that we should form the foundation of our own. Students will be able to learn how to serve God through our neighbours as well as put our mission and values into action.
Religious Education is fundamental for understanding society and the impact belief and faith can have. Through delivering high quality lessons and sharing our passion for the subject as well as using modern examples, pupils explore and form their own opinions as well as understanding their purpose in society as creations of God. Our rich curriculum follows the Diocesan Curriculum Directory, which allows pupils to explore theological concepts and philosophical questions, and to use both theological and philosophical language to communicate their views, through both written and spoken pieces of work. Staff are passionate about the subject and the importance the role religious education has on life in the 21st century, that they are continuously attending courses, webinars and online conferences to further enhance their subject knowledge and keep up to date with current issues. Staff then implement this into their planning and delivery of high quality lessons. Students are also given the opportunity, where possible, to attend university lectures, webinars and conferences to support their understanding and learning. Students are given opportunities to deepen their own faith and experiences through retreats and extracurricular activities such as attending the annual Diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes, Rosary prayer group and becoming members of the Next Chapter, where they work collaboratively with other pupils to prepare and deliver whole school liturgies.
Through both formative and summative assessments students will be able to track their progress journey within Religious Education. These assessments will also show they have a solid understanding of different beliefs and practices and the impact these have on life in the 21st century. Through the use of KAGAN strategies in lessons students will learn skills that will help them in life, such as becoming independent learners, working collaboratively with others successfully and being confident to deliver presentations. At the end of their OLSC journey, students will be able to display Gospel values in all aspects of life and will have the skills to enable them to fulfill their God given purpose through their vocational calling.
Please view the additional documents in school:
- Curriculum on a page
- Knowledge Organisers