RE fulfils the requirements of the Religious Education Curriculum Directory as published by the Bishops of England and Wales. The RE curriculum at St. Josephs’s follows the Diocesan approved scheme People of God, and doctrine is taught in accordance with the teachings of the Catholic Church. The School aims for the Christian growth of its children in their own faith and in their awareness of the world around them.
Respect for other faiths and cultures is part of our mission and the teaching of other cultures and religions is an important part of our programme within the context of the requirements of the Curriculum Directory. Pupils will be taught about the integrity of other faiths and not as comparative religion. Pupils will learn about the beliefs, expression and celebration, living and belonging, of the principal religions in Great Britain.
School Masses, , daily prayers and assemblies are central to our worship. The school works closely with the Parish priest and the parish to develop the spiritual life of pupils and their families. A weekly Parish/School Mass is held in the Church usually on a Tuesday morning at 9.15 am. Different classes go each week and a list of these dates is always available in newsletters . All families are welcome to attend.
In line with the Diocesan Education Service policy, there is no facility to withdraw pupils from RE. Any parent wishing to exercise their right to withdraw a pupil from RE or collective worship should in the first instance see the Headteacher.