At Stainton School we live by our school values:
These are embodied through our school mission statement: ‘Love one another as I have loved you.’ John 13:34-35.
These values are integrated into our everyday teaching and learning. We also refer to them discretely in our religious lessons.
RE is a vibrant and exciting subject to teach. At Stainton School, we teach our lessons by using and adapting the planning and advice from Carlisle Diocese. It shows progression through the year groups as children learn more deeply about and from religion. Our pupils have lots of questions and we strongly encourage curiosity (being willing to explore religious ideas through reflection, empathy and imagination), fairness (listening carefully to the views of others) and respect (recognising the needs and concerns of others).
As the children progress through the various units of work, their learning is assessed through a variety of methods e.g. teacher observation, pupil discussions and written work. As well as learning about religious beliefs and practices, we also learn through religion and apply principles to other aspects of life.
The main religion which we focus upon is Christianity; the second faith we look at is Islam.