At Our Lady & St Patrick's, we aim to guide our children to become religiously literate young people who have the knowledge, understanding and skills to think spiritually and theologically and who are aware of the demands of religious commitment in everyday life.
Religious Education is taught for at least 10% of the weekly timetable. Our Religious Education curriculum is based on the delivery of the Curriculum Directory supported by the 'Come & See' Scheme of Work, which is used to plan for the teaching and learning of Religious Education throughout the school.
Our Religious Education curriculum enables the children to explore key questions of life from the Christian tradition, and how to put what they have learned into context. We work closely with our local Parish to prepare liturgies and we value the partnership between home, school and parish and the wider community.
Religious Education is a core subject. The primary purpose of Catholic Education is the step by step study of the mystery of Christ, the teaching of the Church and its application in daily life, therefore the principal aims of the school in terms of the Religious Education which it provides are:
There are many opportunities for all children to explore their faith and deepen their relationship with Christ. This includes daily acts of worship, weekly assemblies, regular classroom/parish based liturgies and celebration of Mass. Our Parish Priest works in full partnership with the school in supporting and enhancing the education and formation of our children.
Our RE Curriculum Lead is Naomi Foster; please feel free to contact us in school if you would like any more information about any aspect of our RE curriculum.