RE at St Thomas More Catholic Voluntary Academy for Parents
The first educators in the faith are parents. By your example in the home and in your participation in the Mass and other sacraments, the foundations of life-long faith and discipleship in your children are laid down. This partnership between home and parish is enhanced by the role of our Catholic school. Through the pattern of daily prayer, through the celebration of the sacraments of the Church, through works of charity, through a striving for justice in all it does, a St Thomas More Catholic Voluntary Academy seeks to be a catechetical community in which the content and the life of faith is shared. The meaning of life, as understood in the Catholic faith, is explored and experienced by all those taking part in the life of the school, whether they are baptised Catholics or not, practising their faith in their own parish or not. The partnership between home, parish and school is the best setting for the formation of maturing Catholic young people.
In the life of faith of St Thomas More Catholic Voluntary Academy , religious education plays a central and vital part. It is the foundation of the entire educational process. The beliefs and values studied in Catholic religious education inspire and draw together every aspect of life in our Catholic school.
We are committed to classroom RE because 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. Religious education is, then, a core subject in our school.