Religious, Personal and Social Development

 

Religious, Personal and Social Development

We serve diverse populations of pupils and within this context the aims of Religious Education are:

  • To present engagingly a comprehensive content which is the basis of knowledge and understanding of the Catholic faith
  • To enable pupils continually to deepen their understanding and be able to communicate this effectively
  • To raise pupils’ awareness of the faith and traditions of other religious communities in order to respect and understand them
  • To enable pupils to relate the knowledge gained through Religious Education to their understanding of other subjects in the curriculum
  • To bring clarity to the relationship between faith and life, and between faith and culture

Children of other faiths and none are warmly welcomed and nurtured as part of our school learning community. Attendance and respect at acts of collective worship is expected of all members of the school community. It supports the school’s ethos in action.

We believe that learning about other faiths and cultures is essential for children to have a better understanding of their own faith and culture. It is also fundamental to encouraging tolerance and respect, vital British values to which St Patrick’s adheres in its teaching and actions.

The Come and See programme of Religious Education integrates the teaching of other faiths, and allows for learning with progression across the year groups. All children study different aspects of other religions each year ensuring a good accumulative knowledge by the time they leave primary school. Teachers carefully plan into the curriculum regular visits to places of worship of other faiths.

Contact us

1 Longfield Avenue
Walthamstow
London
E17 7DP
Tel: 0208 509 4321
Email: school@st-patricks.waltham.sch.uk

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