"Religious education in a church school should enable every child to flourish and to live life in all its fullness (John 10:10)."
Church of England: Statement of Entitlement
Religious education at St James enables all our children, whatever their ethnic make-up, to investigate and reflect upon some of the most fundamental questions asked by people. We develop our children’s knowledge and understanding of the major world faiths, and we address the primary questions in life: the meaning of life, the existence of a divine spirit and its impact and relevance on today’s society including each and every person.
As a result of the wide range of cultures within our setting, we enable and encourage all our children, from all diverse, ethnic and religious backgrounds, to develop a sound knowledge of Christianity and other major world religions. The children at St James reflect on what it means to have a faith and develop their own spiritual knowledge and understanding. Our children are guided to learn about their own and different religions and to learn from the religions they study, applying, discussing and assimilating their understanding.
At St James, we use Blackburn Diocese Scheme of Work: Questful RE and Understanding Christianity. See below a sample of pages from these frameworks. For further information, please contact our RE lead, Mrs Pilling, via the school office.