Religious Education - our mission and aims.
"St. Mary of the Angels is an OUTSTANDING Catholic school". (S48 Ofsted report June 2016.)
Our Mission Statement. Children, staff, governors and parents had a say in developing our succinct, all encompassing statement! We love you like it. We can all remember and use it daily!
Our aims can be summarised as;
*A Catholic learning community; we walk in the footsteps of Jesus Christ.
*Limitless aspirations; we reach for the stars!
*Bright classrooms, for exciting teaching and learning.
*Everyone knows how to improve.
*We are safe here; we all care for each other.
*Aiming for the highest standards - everyone is included.
The core Religious Education scheme in the school is 'The Way, the Truth and The Life'. Our Bishop sets the expectations for religious education in the Diocese, through his Vision Statement on Education, which was consulted upon, with all governors last year.
The R.E. Scheme and its values are certainly lived out daily, in how we interact with each other in school, how we interact with our parish and with our wider community. Termly topics on other faiths enhance our knowledge of community and world issues. And we are part of the Global Learning Partnership, with the work of CAFOD ( the Catholic Fund for Overseas Development ) as a priority for our education and fundraising activities.
Parish and school are so closely linked. Our amazing priest Fr Louis and superb Deacon Tony work tirelessly to create one parish-one school, in the love of God. In school there are regular religious film nights for families & parish; weekly masses for the whole community; assembles and celebrations; retreats and 'drop in afternoons' with our clergy...and so on. At the parish, we have regular school masses on various Sundays; and liturgies for the children; classes visit church on feast days, to learn, for example, about Our Lady of Fatima; there's a school notice board with the latest news; a church Junior Youth club for Y3 to 6 pupils; and so on.
Join us....and see what's happening for yourself!