Here at Austrey CofE school we are proud to promote our Christian ethos and values in all that we do. We want pupils of faith or none to think about the teachings of the Bible and put these into their everyday life. Every single day we want everyone in our school and community, whether that be pupils, staff or families to Live life in all its fullness John 10:10. We very much subscribe to the Church of England's vision for education in that our school should be:
Educating for wisdom, knowledge and skills: enabling discipline, confidence and delight in seeking wisdom and knowledge, and developing talents in all areas of life.
Educating for hope and aspiration: Enabling healing, repair and renewal, coping wisely when things go wrong, opening horizons and guiding people into ways of fulfilling them.
Educating for community and living well together: a core focus on relationships, participation in communities and the qualities of character that enable people to flourish together.
Educating for dignity and respect: the basic principle of respect for the value and preciousness of each person, treating each person as a unique individual of inherent worth.
We have extremely close links with our local church St Nicholas and with our local parish the All Souls Parish. They regularly come into to deliver collective worship within our school and they also use the school when Soul Cafe is in residency. Please feel free to find out more about All Souls by going to their website at www.allsoulsnorthwarwickshire.co.uk.
We follow the Understanding Christianity Programme to deliver Religious Education within our school, alongside our Local Authority agreed syllabus. This programme allows pupils:
To leave school with a coherent understanding of Christian belief and practice. Pupils from 4-14 explore the significant theological concepts within Christianity as part of developing their wider religious, theological and cultural literacy.
The key purpose of this project is to help all teachers support pupils in developing their own thinking and their understanding of Christianity, as a contribution to their understanding of the world and their own experience within it.
Collective Worship plan
Autumn 1 2020
Long term RE plan 2020/21