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Religious Education

'I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me' – Philippians 4v13

We have a vision for everyone at Bridgemere to be lifelong learners; trying their best, enduring tough times with hope and courage and being open to new experiences.
We believe that God helps us to grow, especially through challenges, we therefore value resilience. In order to flourish, we aim to support every child and adult with the diverse challenges of everyday life.

  • perseverance, creativity, trust, compassion, friendship, community, responsibility, thankfulness

As a Church of England school we believe that good education must promote life in all its fullness.

Our Religious Education Vision – we believe that Religious Education both supports and strengthens what we aim to do in every aspect of school life. It develops core values which will in turn influence behaviour and help us to understand how we should live our lives, both at school and in the wider community.

Our Principles of Religious Education

  • Children develop a broad knowledge and understanding of Christianity and other faiths.
  • Children understand the influences of beliefs, values and traditions on individuals, communities, societies and cultures.
  • Children are encouraged to explore and learn to communicate their own beliefs, values and experiences.
  • Children are equipped with the skills of investigation, reflection, empathy, expression and evaluation.

We also nurture and maintain strong links with our local parish church – St John's Doddington

Religious education in a Church school should enable every child to flourish and to live life in all its fullness. (John 10:10)

It will help educate for dignity and respect encouraging all to live well together Such an approach is offered through a commitment to generous hospitality, being true to our underpinning faith, but with a deep respect for the integrity of other religious traditions (and worldviews) and for the religious freedom of each person.(1)

Our aims and objectives:

To know about and understand Christianity as a diverse global living faith through the exploration of core beliefs using an approach that critically engages with biblical text.

To gain knowledge and understanding of a range of religions and worldviews appreciating diversity, continuity and change within the religions and worldviews being studied.

To engage with challenging questions of meaning and purpose raised by human existence and experience.

To recognise the concept of religion and its continuing influence on Britain's cultural heritage and in the lives of individuals and societies in different times, cultures and places.

To explore their own religious, spiritual and philosophical ways living, believing and thinking.