Religious Education – Intent, Implementation and Impact
At St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School, we are committed to our Catholic faith and recognise each individual as special and unique in the image and likeness of God.
Prayer and Religious Education are central to the life of our school and the Gospel values underpin all that we do.
Our aim is for the children in our care to become religiously literate young people who know that they are called to be disciples of Christ and stewards of creation. That they are happy, well-rounded individuals who have developed a deep-rooted relationship with God, and understanding of their Catholic faith, that can be shared with others through how they live their lives and care for our common home.
We aim for every child to achieve their very best so that they can fulfil their God-given talents.
At St Patrick’s, we follow the ‘Come and See’ R.E. programme in line with guidance from NORES. This programme is followed throughout the school from Nursery to Year 6. We ensure that a minimum of 10% of curriculum time is allocated for RE teaching across all key stages.
Through our R.E. curriculum we promote each child’s innate capacity for wonder, awe, reverence and spirituality. Our children are taught about God’s love; their Christian responsibilities; the traditions of our Catholic faith and the importance of being respectful of the traditions and beliefs of followers of other faiths.
Our R.E. curriculum is enhanced by visitors from other faiths, from our faith and from the charities that we support both locally and nationally.
Our children are provided with experiences of church through our parish links, school celebrations and sacramental programmes. Through our R.E. curriculum children learn about their unique place within their home, school and parish community.
The spiritual life of each child is fostered through daily prayer and reflection, enabling children to develop an awareness of God’s presence in their lives and the lives of others.
The requirements of the RSHE curriculum are met through the delivery of the programme ‘A Journey in Love.’
The impact of our R.E. curriculum is monitored through pupil interviews, parental surveys, book scrutiny, learning walks and teacher assessment that is recorded on iTrack against the standard indicators.
As a result of our curriculum and monitoring, children at St Patrick’s: