We believe that RE in a Catholic school enriches every part of school life. Our Mission is to help our school community:
As a staff, we are dedicated to setting good examples and expressing our own faith in our teaching and through our care for pupils. We seek to enable our children to learn more about and appreciate the Catholic faith regardless of gender, cultural background or ability.
Religious education enables children to investigate and reflect on some of the most fundamental questions asked by people.
The aims of religious education are to help children:
At school, we follow the ‘Come and See’ programme as our core scheme of work. Our specific planning approach is taken from this scheme. This distinguishes RE from other subjects and so reminds us that RE is unique and special within our curriculum. 10% of curriculum time is devoted to Religious Education excluding assembly and Acts of Worship time, as advised by the Bishops of England and Wales.
We regard it as essential that our children develop an understanding and respect of other faiths, especially living in such a richly diverse city as Derby. In RE and through using the ‘Come and See’ scheme, we study the main religions of the world.
During the school closures and other restrictions that are in place as a result of COVID-19, we have taken to delivering our whole school Acts of Worship times online.
Here are a sample of some of our Worship times.
Black Lives Matter Act of Worship – June 2020
Remembrance Liturgy – November 2020
Advent Liturgy – December 2020
Start of Year Mass 2020
All Saints Mass 2020
Christmas Mass 2020
Epiphany Mass 2021
Monday’s Head’s Act of Worship
Monday 8th February 2021 – Marvellous Mark
Monday 22nd February 2021 – Stop, Pray, Go
Monday 1st March 2021 – Changing Faces
Monday 15th March 2021 – Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament (by Chaplaincy Team)
Monday 22nd March 2021 – Growth
Wednesday’s Praise Act of Worship
Thursday’s Class Act of Worship
October 2020 – Class 9’s Act of Worship – Going for Gold/Using our talents
Thursday 11th March 2021 - Class 3’s Act of Worship – Forgiveness
Friday’s Achievement Act of Worship
Friday 22nd January 2021
Friday 26th February 2021
Friday 18th March 2021
Our wonderful Chaplaincy Team!
We are very fortunate at St. George’s to have an extremely dedicated Chaplaincy Team made up of children from Year 5 and 6. They have their own page on our website which they update themselves on a regular basis. Check it out!