We aim to be a witnessing community, assisting parents in the task of helping children to know God and experience the Christian faith at home and at school. To help the children develop knowledge of their faith, the school uses The Way, The Truth and The Life RE programme which is informed by the ‘Catechism of the Catholic Church’ and the Religious Education Curriculum Directory for Catholic Schools. The curriculum content is:
Revelation; Story, Scripture, Memory and Tradition of the Church
Church; Community, Discipleship, Witness
Celebration; Sacrament, Ritual, Prayer, Worship, Liturgy
Life in Christ; Lifestyle, Morality, Values, Attitudes
The Wednesday Word is used in all year groups to further support the pupils’ spiritual development and to encourage strong home, school and parish links. The Catholic life of the school is enriched with whole school attendance at Mass to celebrate the beginning and end of terms. Children from different year groups take it in turn to prepare the readings and lead the Mass.
Year groups 4-6 prepare and lead Masses in church twice a year and non-Eucharistic liturgies are prepared by pupils in years R-3. Year 3 prepare and lead a Mass in the term following their First Holy Communion.
The Head Teacher and Deputy Head Teacher lead weekly key stage assemblies to promote the spiritual and moral development of pupils and staff. All class assemblies have a strong religious focus and are shared with parents as well as the school community. The school is supported by our Parish Priest, Fr Guy Sawyer.