Religious Education

At Saint Joseph’s, the Borough the primary purpose of Catholic Religious Education is to come to know and understand God’s revelation which is fulfilled in the person of Jesus Christ. The Catholic school is ‘a clear educational project of which Christ is the foundation’. In the person of Christ, the deepest meaning of what it is to be human is discovered through awe, wonder, reverence and spirituality. This is the example that every child at Saint Joseph’s is taught to follow through our RE curriculum. RE is also central to the wider curriculum as a key element in an inter-disciplinary dialogue. We believe that RE underpins, activates, develops and completes the educational and catechetical activity of the whole school. For this reason RE is a core subject in the Catholic school, whilst the wider dimensions of learning through liturgy and outreach also remain integral. We believe that RE serves the most important role for the development of pupils’ spiritual, moral, social, vocational and cultural development. The whole life of our Catholic School, not solely in class, is an expression in practice of Catholic belief and Catholic tradition, presenting an authentic vision of the Church’s moral and social teaching. We believe that our children are not only ‘taught’ their faith, it is ‘caught’ from home and from around the school. As they grow, the pupils at Saint Joseph’s are always encouraged to put their faith into practice in their own lives. We also aim to make sure that the RE curriculum is delivered in a creative, active and engaging way that caters to different children’s learning needs and provides them with compelling learning experiences. We intend to stimulate pupils’ imagination and provoke a desire for personal meaning as revealed in the truth of Catholic faith. Additionally, we consistently promote a mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths, beliefs and practices.

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