We are a Catholic school with Catholic Faith at the centre of our lives. We recognise and value every individual as special and unique in the image and likeness of God. Religious Education at St. Joseph’s respects and promotes each child’s innate capacity for wonder, awe, reverence and spirituality. Our Religious Education curriculum leads our children to aspire not to have more, but to be more; children are taught about God’s love; they learn about their Christian responsibilities; children are provided with experiences of Catholic and Christian traditions, as well as being taught to be respectful and understanding of people and traditions from other faith backgrounds.
RE is taught across the whole school following the scheme ‘The Way, The Truth and The Life’. Pupils are taught a different unit of work per half term (as referenced on the year group long term plans). Teaching about other faiths is covered within this scheme of work but in addition pupils are taught discretely about Judaism for a week in the Autumn Term each year and then about another major faith for a week during Spring Term.