At St. Bernadette’s Primary School, a Catholic Voluntary Academy, we base the whole curriculum upon Gospel values such as love, sharing, kindness and forgiveness.
We believe Religious Education to be ‘the core of the core curriculum.’ We believe Religious Education is central to the educative mission of the Church.
We acknowledge and concur with the Bishops’ view of the importance of high quality Catholic Education: ‘At the heart of Catholic education lies the Christian vision of the human person. This vision is expressed and explored in Religious Education. Therefore Religious Education is never simply one subject among many, but the foundation of the entire educational process. The beliefs and values studied in Catholic religious education inspire and draw together every aspect of the life of a Catholic school….. All pupils have the right to receive an overall education which will enable them, in the light of the faith of the Church, to engage with the deepest questions of life and find reasons for the hope which is within them.’