Our Mission Statement
With God’s help, together,
we aspire, achieve and believe.
Our Christian Vision
We will provide experiences of God’s wonderful world and prepare our school family for their life journey, so that all pupils will achieve and be the best they can be. Together, as a nurturing, Christian school, our goal is to encourage each other to believe in ourselves. With Jesus’ help, we will aim to make a positive difference through generosity and love.
Religious Education Intent Statement
At St John with St Augustine C of E Primary School religion and beliefs inform our values and are reflected in what we say and how we behave. RE is an important subject, developing our pupils’ knowledge and understanding of the religions and beliefs which form part of our society. Religious Education provokes challenging questions about the ultimate meaning and purpose of life, beliefs about God, issues of right and wrong, and what it means to be human. It can develop pupils’ knowledge and understanding of Christianity, of other principal religions, other religious traditions, and worldviews. RE also contributes to pupils’ personal development and well-being and to community cohesion by promoting mutual respect and tolerance in a diverse society. RE also makes important contributions to other parts of the school curriculum such as citizenship, personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE education) amongst others. It offers opportunities for personal reflection and spiritual development, deepening the understanding of the significance of religion in the lives of others – individually, communally, and cross-culturally.
We follow the Blackburn diocese Questful RE Syllabus combined with the relevant sections of the Lancashire Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education. As a supplementary document we use the Understanding Christianity to support our RE teaching when it links with the Questful RE units. RE at St John with St Augustine’s is a subject which enables values, virtues, attitudes, and aptitudes to be explored, with dignity and respect as individuals and as a community. RE is taught through a broad and ambitious Curriculum which is coherently planned and sequenced to allow all learners to deepen their understanding of the Christian faith and other world faiths. RE at St John with St Augustine’s informs about faith, inspires for life, challenges reasoning, and celebrates difference. It enables all pupils to develop an understanding of who they are, what they believe and what the meaning of life might be for them and others. Our aim is that through the positive teachings of Jesus our pupils will have strong moral compass and ambition which will positively impact on their future learning and employment providing them with the cultural capital they need to succeed in life.
If you would like to find out more about the Religious Education Curriculum we are covering, please ring the school on 01254 392717 and ask to speak to the RE Leader: Mr Hargreaves.
Religious Education Overview
Religious Education Progression of Knowledge
Religious Education in Action
Reverend Hugh Scrivens