In RE, we aim for all of our children to see themselves as children of God, an opportunity to deeper their understanding and own spirituality. We endeavour to inspire a sense of curiosity in our children and develop their enthusiasm for RE, recognising that the skills and knowledge they learn through RE can be used to have a positive impact on God’s world around them.
RE Statement of Implementation:
We follow the Clifton Diocese’s Framework set out by the Bishop. We teach using the God Matters Scheme of Work, through these vehicles:
- Prayer Life – Prayer underpins life at St Gregory’s. This can take many forms and is embedded into all that we do.
- Working in Communion – Working in communion together with the whole St Gregory’s community helps to strengthen our mission. This includes the pupils, families, staff, parish
- Inclusion through teaching for mastery – ensures our children cover the same content through a mastery approach, enabling all children to achieve their true potential through careful support and scaffolding.
- Metacognitive and retrieval opportunities – enables our learner to embed knowledge to become ‘understanding’ and to apply methods of transferring knowledge from children’s working memory to their long term memory.
- Oracy and development of vocabulary– are built across the curriculum to aid metacognition and teaching for mastery. These also aid the development of AT3 skills (KS2).
- Catholic Social Teaching – helping our children be givers rather than takers of society.
- Growth mind-set – helping the children be the very best they can be with high aspirations for themselves and others. This gives them a better awareness of how they learn, the emotions linked to this and the transferable learning skills needed to reach their potential.
- Restorative practice – helps our children to develop stronger relationships, and become problem solvers within these so that they are resilient to overcome adversity within their lives.
- Extracurricular opportunities – provides a wide range of additional experiences for the children to inspire them within their learning. This also enables us to seek out and develop the talents in every child. For example; trips, visitors to talk to the children, our Chaplaincy team and masses.
Read our RE Subject Vision and Intent Curriculum report below in full.