Mrs A Stringer
R.E Subject Leader
St Herbert’s School believes that Christ is at the centre of all that we do, and the staff work to give each child full access to a broad and balanced curriculum that encourages, in each individual, a sense of self-worth and self-esteem. Many opportunities are offered for children to apply and use their knowledge and skills in cross-curricular studies, to deepen their understanding of religious truths and think creatively.
The programme of Religious Education we follow is in line with the Catholic Directory as specified by the Bishops Conference of England and Wales. However Religious Education is not considered as simply one subject among many, but the foundation of the entire educational process.
Our school aims to meet the individual and changing needs of pupils through providing a variety of learning opportunities, which reflect their developing capacity for learning, from the Early Years Foundation Stage to the end of Key Stage 2.
Prayer and Worship
Our Catholic faith is central to the daily life of our school and all aspects of the curriculum. Pupils are encouraged to recognise the importance of their faith and they respond to all forms of liturgy and collective worship with respect and reverence. The experiences we provide are wide ranging and involve pupils, parents, staff, governors and the parish.
Throughout the year we share Mass, whole school assemblies and class Prayer and Worship. We have a rich liturgical life and provide our children with a wide range of reflective and prayerful experiences. Our Pupil Chaplains lead weekly Advent reflections and during Lent the children reflect on the events of Holy Week through our ‘Easter Experience’ and assemblies. Devotions to Mary take place during the months of October and May.
We have excellent links with our Parish Church and community and the Parish Priest is a regular visitor to our school. He celebrates Mass in classes throughout the year to which parishioners are invited. The whole school attends Mass in Church at the beginning and end of each school year and on special feast days and Holy days of Obligation. Each year, members of the school and parish community make a pilgrimage to St. Herbert’s Island, Keswick, where our Parish Priest says Mass.
St. Herbert’s school regularly supports a wide range of charities, world wide, national and local, for example, CAFOD, Samaritan’s Purse, St. Joseph’s Penny, MacMillan, Wood St. Missions.