Religious Education

We teach Religious Education in line with the official syllabus in the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle and use the 'Come and See' scheme of work throughout our school.

  • Religious Education is taught discretely and developmentally.
  • We engage with their own and others beliefs and values to help them develop good attitudes.
  • We teach the pupils to engage  with difficult questions and offer the children a strong sense of self worth.

Within the Mission Statement of our school, it is clear that the whole ethos of the school and all of the aspects of the school reflect the Gospel values that are taught through the Catholic faith. Such teachings direct us to believe that we are all 'children of God' and that we live by the central directive given by Jesus that, 'We love our neighbour'.

The statements of the Curriculum Guidelines can and should be implemented within the framework of the ‘Come and See’ Religious Education Programme. At St Charles, there are also other opportunities both within the R.E. framework and across all aspects of the school curriculum to enquire, explore and express views and personal faith. They are given opportunities to be open, fair, inclusive and tolerant and through this, our children learn to understand the world from other points of view and perspectives.

As a school community we expect everyone involved in the school; pupils, parents, governors and staff; to 'follow in Jesus' footsteps' and observe Christian teachings through our living and learning. The opportunity to listen, understand and work together for the good of all is a key principle of the school.

To view the content of our 'Come and See' school curriculum in each academic year click here for more details.



The God who Speaks ~ The Year of the Word
Celebrating, living and sharing God's word
The Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales have declared 2020 to be a year of special focus on the Bible.
This marks the tenth anniversary of Pope Benedict XVI's Apostolic Exhortation, Verbum Domini, (The Word of the Lord) and the 1600 years since the death of Saint Jerome - who translated the Bible into Latin.
The year started on the Feast of Saint Jerome, 30 September 2019, and runs until 31 December 2020. During this year we are called to explore and celebrate the Word of God through the Scriptures, share the Word with others and respond to the "God who speaks" in the way that we live.
Join with us at St Charles' throughout 2020 which will be a year of celebrating, living and sharing God's word, through a range of prayers, song and activity resources. Each month Hexham and Newcastle Diocese will provide resources for us to share and do together as a school family.

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