Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School,
Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School, Highfield Road, Hemsworth, WF9 4LJ
(Pope St. John Paul II, 1988)
At the heart of Catholic education lies the Christian vision of the human person. This vision is explored in religious education (RE) making RE the core subject in a Catholic school. The specific contribution to the life of the Catholic school of curriculum RE is primarily educational. Its primary purpose is to draw pupils into a systematic study of Catholic Christianity and to explore the contribution of Christianity and other religions to culture, personal commitment and action in everyday life.
The Religious Education Curriculum Directory (RECD 2012) makes the aims of Religious Education explicit:
The outcome of excellent Religious Education is religiously literate and engaged young people who have the knowledge, understanding and skills – appropriate to their age and capacity – to reflect spiritually, and think ethically and theologically, and who are aware of the demands of religious commitment in everyday life (RECD 2012 p6).