Religious Education at St. Gregory's
As a Catholic School, Religious Education is central to everything that we do. Our Catholic faith influences all aspects of school life which strives to follow the Gospel values of love, justice, forgiveness and concern for others.
We work with parents to educate children in the Christian way of life and to create a community of faith in which worship within the Roman Catholic tradition is appropriate, possible and wholly acceptable. As part of the Catholic education offered at St Gregory’s, pupils develop:
Religious Education Curriculum
Our Religious Education programme follows Margaret Carswell resource series, In God’s Name. RE is planned and taught separately from the rest of the curriculum. Cross curricular links are made as appropriate and build on the children's existing experience in the home, parish and wider community.
In God’s Name follows the liturgical life of the Church and content is sequenced in a 3 year cycle in accordance with the gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke. Within the year, the scheme follows the liturgical calendar, beginning with Advent and moving through Lent and Easter and the life of the early Church at Pentecost.
Religious Education is in essence a faith education but we acknowledge the content of the Local Authority's agreed syllabus on religious education and incorporate knowledge of world faiths in our programme to provide pupils with the opportunity to engage with other world religions including Judaism, Islam, Hinduism and Sikhism.
Classroom Religious Education has its own content, methodology, assessment and culture. It is accorded the same status and taught with the same rigor as the core subjects of the National Curriculum. It is taught, developed and resourced with the same commitment as any other subject and requires 10% of allocated teaching time at each stage of education.