Religious Education at St Bernadette

What does Religious Education look like at St. Bernadette?
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Religious Education is at the core of our school. We follow a religious education programme which aims to strengthen our Catholic faith. The primary purpose of Catholic Education is the step by step study of the mystery of Christ, the teaching of the Church and its application in daily life, therefore the principle aims of the school in terms of the Religious Education which it provides are:

  • to lead the children to a deepening knowledge and understanding of our Catholic Faith.
  • to provide opportunities for the children to develop a loving relationship with God and their neighbours.
  • to encourage children to respect and be fully aware of the needs of others as equal members of God’s creation.

The Dr Margaret Carswell Framework Model, which is taught in a three year cycle and which links to the liturgical year, is used to deliver the RE curriculum. The content of this Model offers a systematic programme of study which comprehensively covers all the strands and requirements of the Curriculum Directory. Each topic plan sets out the areas taught from Revelation, Church, Celebration and Life in Christ ensuring progression and depth of provision.
St. Bernadette Catholic Primary School is in the parish of Our Lady, St Mary of Walsingham, London Colney. The school has strong links with the local Church and works closely with its parish priest, Father Kevin Moule. All year groups attend mass at the church and Father Kevin is a regular visitor to our school.
Our parish is part of the Diocese of Westminster. The diocese covers all the London Boroughs north of the River Thames. It also incorporates Hertfordshire and parts of Surrey.

The Most Reverend Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster who resides over the Diocese, has been created a Cardinal by Pope Francis. On Saturday 22nd February, Archbishop Vincent Nichols along with 18 other prelates, received the ring, scarlet zucchetto and biretta from the Holy Father in St Peter’s Basilica in Rome. He has been designated the titular church of St. Alphonsus Liguori located on the Via Merulana on the Esquiline Hill of Rome.