As a Catholic school in the Salford Diocese our curriculum follows and brings to life the diocesan curriculum directives which ensure we provide our pupils with a rich Catholic Religious Education. Listening to and telling the story of Jesus Christ as the centre of everything we teach.
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God”
Throughout KS3 and KS4 we aim to ensure pupils follow a curriculum which is appropriate to and relates to them. A curriculum which enables our pupils to fulfill their potential in Religious Education.
Religious Education should, therefore, provide an engaging curriculum that is relevant to our pupils as Roman Catholics – it enables them to reflect on their own faith and on the beliefs and practices of other people.
Religious Education should provide a curriculum in which pupils are being challenged and changed by the power of the Living Word, they understand the importance and the need to not just believe, but to live out their Catholic faith. To know the transforming power of the Gospel values.
Pupils are encouraged and given the opportunity to consider the ‘big questions’ linked to life and relationships, pupils have the confidence to ask questions and consider different opinions whilst supporting the Church’s teachings;
“...To try to form [people] who will...be lovers of true freedom - [people], that is, who will form their own judgments in the light of truth...”
Declaration on Religious Liberty, Dignitatis Humanae, 8.
Through Religious Education our pupils recognise both the importance of RE as an academic subject; ‘the core of the core’, and recognise the opportunity RE provides in being able to help pupils to live out their faith, not just in our classrooms, but in our communities and wider world.
“We can ask ourselves this question: Am I stuck on a playground or do I wish to fly high? Am I tied to a herd, blindly doing what everyone does, seeking only self-satisfaction, focused on myself, or do I look above to fly high? Don’t be scared, dare to have fabulous plans. I encourage you to not be afraid to dream, to have great ideals, to be builders of hope.” Pope Francis