Religious Education at the Good Shepherd
Religious Education is central to the life of our school. On entry into Nursery the children are taught that they are unique and special, created in the image and likeness of God.
Across the curriculum we actively look for opportunities to allow all children to flourish, making links with specialist teachers to develop and enhance their gifts and talents. In this way every child is afforded the opportunity to shine.
At the Good Shepherd we follow the Religious Education Curriculum Directory set out by the Bishops of England and Wales. We provide the children with rich opportunities to learn about God and their faith, through our Religious Education curriculum, and through links across our creative curriculum.
Mission of the Church
Our school shares in the mission of the Church by providing the experience of a Christian community in which young children can learn about God, share their faith and worship God.
Through our religious education we aim to ensure that all our pupils may be theologically literate in their faith.
We recognise that mission springs from Knowledge of God and from worship of him through Jesus Christ. It cannot spring from one or the other only.
Religious Education at the Good Shepherd prepares for and leads the children to worship. A deepening understanding of the faith leads them to the desire to praise and thank God for his goodness. The excellent opportunities that we offer for worship through class-led collective acts of worship, and our liturgical programme of worship, provide all members of our school community the opportunity to experience the power of the spirit of Jesus who is present when two or three gather in his name. Matthew 18: 20.
Parents as the first educators, play a crucial role in the development of their child's faith. We offer liturgical opportunities throughout the school year for parents to join us in worship.
Every Wednesday children receive the Wednesday Word. They can share the Gospel of the week with their families, taking the good news of Jesus Christ into their homes.
'Pupils are offered a high quality and rich range of experiences. The vibrant and stimulating environment provides excellent opportunities for pupils and staff to grow spiritually. The prayer and worship of the community is central, including the celebrations within the catholic tradition and other sacramental celebrations and events. Pupils are excellent ambassadors and have a deep rooted understanding of social justice, enabling them to flourish whilst acting on behalf of those in need.'
Diocese of Westminster Inspection Report February 2014
“The school’s commitment towards developing pupil’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural qualities is second to none.” OFSTED March 2014
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The Good Shepherd Primary School
35 Gayford Road, London, W12 9BY