Religious Education at Charlton House
Subject Leader: Mr Darby
At Charlton House, we strive to develop the children’s excitement for, enjoyment of and attainment in RE. In addition, as part of a Catholic school, all children are supported in developing a close relationship with God and fulfil our school’s mission statement of “Love One Another”.
This statement embodies the mission of our school to educate the whole person in discerning the meaning of their existence, since Religious Education is concerned not only with intellectual knowledge, but what it is to be a good human being. Through our teaching, the mystery of what it is to be a good human truly becomes clear. At Charlton House, we have a multi-faith student body where diversity is recognised and celebrated, particularly through our Other Faith learning.
We focus on common themes throughout the school and as a result our pupils experience a process which enables and supports their faith development. Our teaching of Religious Education builds on the skills of enquiry and effective communication that are also developed elsewhere in the curriculum.
All children participate in acts of worship through assemblies, liturgies and Masses, as well as regular daily prayers at the beginning and end of the day and before mealtimes.
Father Richard Magararu guides us spiritually leading all of our Masses in our own onsite school chapel. Alongside the chapel, we are also fortunate enough to have an Oratory in which we hold whole school liturgies.
Pupils are encouraged to understand the practical side of religion by involving themselves in charitable work in the local community, nationally and by supporting various charities around the world.
Underlying all of our teaching and relationships within and beyond the School, lie the Gospel values of faith, love and willing service which underpin our mission statement.