Love to Learn, Together with the Lord
All Saints’ follows the Blackburn Diocesan Board of Education Syllabus for Religious Education. RE gives the children an opportunity to explore Christianity in depth. We believe it is also important to learn about Christianity around the world starting locally, thinking nationally and then globally. Christianity plays a central role, although RE also provides our pupils with time to learn about other world faiths as they develop a sense of fairness and justice for all peoples, whatever their background and wherever they live. Our spiritual, moral, social and cultural education reinforces the children's sense of awe and wonder and appreciation of others.
The Bible is our source of inspiration. Our School Vision is underpinned by the Christian Values we share: Love, Perseverance, Friendship, Respect, Trust and Thankfulness.
RE and Collective Worship (in fact everything we do!) is based on these core values.
Through the Christian Values, we hope to aid the children’s understanding of the world in which we live, their part in making our world a more peaceful and inclusive place, and the opportunity to explore and develop their spirituality. All this begins with the school’s firm foundation, based on strong Christian principles and values.
Our school works very closely with All Saints’ Church and both benefit from the good relationship. Collective worship takes place daily, with teachers and children regularly taking part and often leading the worship.
The children are encouraged to help the wider community and to support charities, for example by donating Harvest Festival gifts, taking part in Children in Need activities, supporting the Children’s Society through a Christingle Service, taking part in Carol Singing and other Worship activities at the local care home.
Children are not just asked to join in listening to prayer, but to understand the power and role of prayer, and when possible, to write and create their own prayers. An exciting recent development was the introduction of a Christian Values area in each classroom, to complement our Prayer and Reflection area – a place where the children can spend a few minutes thinking and talking to God.
Outside, we have a beautiful Worship Area, an area where the children, can pray, remember and reflect, at one with nature.
Worship is a special time of the day when the whole school community can reflect on the important spiritual aspects of life. Whilst maintaining the distinctive Christian nature and air of reverence, we aim to make our worship relevant and contemporary for our school family. Please read our Worship Policy for more details.
Parents have the right to withdraw their child from collective worship. If you wish to do this, we would like to discuss alternative arrangements with you.
The children at All Saints' make a significant contribution to the planning and evaluation of our school worship and RE curriculum. We have eight pupil representatives drawn from Years Five and Six, plus three adults, Mrs Barnes, Mrs Griffin and Mrs Hayes, who meet monthly, to plan, deliver, monitor and evaluate
CHURCH DISTINCTIVENESS AWARD
Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. (Matthew 7:24)
At All Saints’, we are very proud to have recently been awarded the Church Distinctiveness Award, “Building on Rock”
This award is for developing firm foundations and building on firm foundations in the distinctive areas of church school life. E.g. Collective Worship, RE, Spiritual Development, Leadership, church and school links etc.
Would you like to share a Bible Story or complete an activity with your child? See the link below for:
USEFUL WEBSITES FOR RELIGIOUS EDUCATION