Vision for Religious Education
Our Vision is explained by Jesus’ words in the Parable of the Lamp - Matthew 5:15-16 (NIV). “Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”
At our school we aim to teach our children to let their light and the light of others shine brightly, as explained in our new school prayer. We want to educate our children to display our Christian Values in a way that will stay with them for the rest of their lives. Tolerating other faiths and religions by learning about the similarities and differences will equip our pupils to thrive in today’s multi-cultural society.
What is new?
This year we have devoted our Thursday afternoons, to our Religious Education curriculum. Our whole school delivers and effective Religious Education curriculum which is followed by our whole school collective worship.
We have begun to purchase new bibles for our whole school to share on a Thursday afternoons. We have purchased a range of bibles so far including: the Minecraft bible, the Heroes bible and the brick bible so that our children can enjoy the bible in different formats.
1) High Quality teaching – through our weekly Religious Education lessons, we aim to engage, motivate and educate children by teaching high quality lessons. Using Understanding Christianity and the RE Syllabus will help us deliver an effective Religious Educational experience for our pupils.
2) Staff Subject Knowledge – at All Saints, we are always looking to develop our own practise. Through effective CPD we aim to further enhance our staff subject knowledge and confidence with the teaching of Religious Education.
3) World Religions – we aim to educate our pupils to understand different faiths as well as Christianity. We will plan a whole school structure where children in each year group have key religions to teach.
Mr D Horton
Hello, I am Mr Horton and I have the absolute pleasure to help everyone's light at All Saints shine brightly as leader of Religious Education. I am very passionate about the subject and I strongly believe in educating the staff and children at All Saints to understand faith, respect other people's faith and to display our school Christian values. If you would like to discuss our approach further, please don't hesitate to contact me at school