Our school's mission statement has St. Faith's Christian identity at its core. Our RE curriculum supports this, deepening children's understanding of the Christian faith, and at the same time enhancing their understanding and appreciation of the faith - and non-faith - of others. This is crucial as we seek to grow children who will live well with and show love to all they meet, going further than mere tolerance but cherishing and embracing difference.
We teach by following the enquiry cycle as outlined in Living Difference IV:
This leads the children through the process of Enquiring, Contextualising, Evaluating, Communicating and Applying. The units of learning focus on a key concept, with the context of different faith traditions. This allows for personal reflection and engagement not only with big ideas (the concept) but also with the different traditions of others in the world. The teaching of the Christian context units is supported by high-quality teaching material from Understanding Christianity.