R.E. & Collective Worship

Our RE curriculum follows the Northamptonshire Agreed Syllabus, The Diocese Syllabus and Understanding Christianity resources. RE teaching at Croughton All Saints allows pupils to explore their own beliefs and traditions and those of others in a meaningful and engaging way. We encourage pupils to grow individually and together with sensitivity and respect towards people of all faiths and none. The curriculum for RE consists of units based on Christianity and other worldwide religions and contains clear clinks to the children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development as well as their understanding of Christian and British Values.

A daily act of Collective Worship takes place as a whole school, as a class or Key stage.  Following discussion with the Headteacher parents have the right to withdraw their child from Religious Education and Collective Worship.  We are very proud of our status as a Church of England Voluntary Controlled School. Everything we do is underpinned by our Christian values. We believe our six core values encourage children to recognise the difference between right and wrong and how their actions affect others.

Over the course of a year, we explore six core values: their meaning and significance in Christianity, other religions and secular teachings. We spend a term focusing on each core value in turn and to which our worship and church services are linked.

Term Christian Value
Autumn 1
Charity (Generosity & Community)
Autumn 2
Respect (Friendship & Peace)
Spring 1
Love (Compassion & Caring)
Spring 2
Forgiveness (Truthfulness & Wisdom)
Summer 1
Justice (Honesty & Fairness)
Summer 2
Courage (Perseverance & Hope)

We actively promote our close links to the village church and the church community. These links support our commitment to the Christian Faith and the teaching of our Christian values, which lie at the heart of all we do. The vicar or a representative lead Christian events throughout the year with special services at the church and events in school.

Within our school community the acceptance, understanding and engagement of the fundamental British Values form an integral part of our Christian values teaching.