We follow the new Liverpool Anglican Diocese syllabus. We are a Church of England (Aided) Primary School and as expressed in our mission statement, we aim to be a community in which the ethos and curriculum reflect the Christian principles on which the school was founded. RE was inspected in November 2013 and our provision was described as "outstanding"in all areas.
- School has an ethos based on a clear and explicit recognition of its Christian foundation
- School is extremely successful in creating a caring and Christian environment in which children thrive and are happy
Religious Education gives the children an opportunity to explore Christianity in depth. We believe it is also important to learn about Christianity around the world starting locally, thinking nationally and then globally. RE also provides our pupils with time to learn about other world faiths as they develop a sense of fairness and justice for all peoples whatever their background and wherever they live. Our spiritual, moral, social and cultural education reinforces the children's sense of awe and wonder and appreciation of others.
RE and Collective Worship (in fact everything we do!) is based on our core values of respect, thankfulness, peace, friendship, responsibility and compassion. The Bible is our source of inspiration.
Jesus said, "Come, follow me and live your life the way God wants you to"
We hold collective worship every day. Worship is in accordance with the Trust Deed of the school and is wholly Christian in character and is based on our Anglican tradition. The Rector, Rev Paul Robinson, regularly leads worship including, once per term, a family Eucharist. We also enjoy receiving visitors who come into school for worship. Worship is a special time of the day when the whole school community can reflect on the important spiritual aspects of life. We aim to make our worship relevant and contemporary for our school family. Please read our Worship Policy for more details.
Parents have the right to withdraw their child from collective worship. If you wish to do this, we would like to discuss alternative arrangements with you.
CHURCH-SCHOOL AWARD 2
We are the first school in the Liverpool Diocese to achieve "Church-School Award" Two. This was presented to us in November 2012 by the Bishop of Warrington, Rt Rev'd Richard Blackburn. It was awarded for our "outstanding" church- school links with St Thomas' Church and our community in Lydiate.
The children at St Thomas' make a significant contribution to the planning and evaluation of our school worship and RE curriculum. We have two pupil representatives from each class plus three adults (Head Teacher, Governor and TA- two of which are also members of St Thomas' Church)
We anticipate that it will be approximately 2018 before St Thomas' School is inspected next. We expect that we will receive an interim visit from the Diocese before that inspection sometime during 2016.