Our commitment to the Christian principles of love, care and respect for others is the golden thread which runs through our school ethos. As a church school we believe that RE plays a vital role in the development of the whole child within the context of a Christian family, contributing towards their spiritual, moral and cultural awareness in terms of knowledge, skills and understanding.
Middleforth Church of England Primary School is designated a voluntary controlled (VC) Church of England primary school. As a Church of England school we have chosen to follow the Blackburn " Questful " RE syllabus. The curriculum gives the children the sense of being on a quest or journey of discovery about faith. One of the key features of this syllabus is that there are a large number of questions contained in each unit. The purpose of the questions is to give pupils the opportunity to investigate, reflect, evaluate and make meaning of the world around them. In doing so they will discover more about themselves, other faiths, their relationship with the world and their relationship with God. This learning will be supported by the resource Understanding Christianity. This resource aims 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. Both encourage a multi-sensory and creative approach to lessons and allow children to explore, the BIG story.
RE teaching at Middleforth fulfils the Statement of Entitlement as issued by the Church of England Education Office, issued June 2016.
Blackburn Diocese Board of Education
The Board of Education interprets the Church’s mission to children and young people through education, develops strategies to carry out that mission, and ensures that, through its officers, these strategies are translated into action. The Board promotes understanding of the nature and importance of that mission in the diocese and more widely, and celebrates and champions it as an outworking of God’s love for his people.
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