As a voluntary controlled school, we follow the Blackburn with Darwen Agreed Syllabus and use the resources from the Blackburn Diocese Syllabus for Religious Education to enhance the learning.
This provides a curriculum that is rich and varied, enabling learners to acquire a thorough knowledge and understanding of the Christian faith and other World faiths. Our aim is to provide a wide range of opportunities for learners to understand and to make links between the beliefs, practices and value systems of the range of faiths studied. We aim to foster an understanding and respect of all faiths.
Links with the Christian values of the school and spiritual, moral, social and cultural development are intrinsic to the RE curriculum and should have a significant impact on learners. Lessons include many aspects of the Christian faith including increasing the knowledge of the Bible; relating religious teaching to current society and understanding the significance of main events in the church’s calendar. Some topics are revisited each year so that children may build on their knowledge and understanding in line with their increasing maturity.
As not all of our children are Christians, parents do have the right to withdraw children from worship and Religious Education lessons. Alternative provision for a child’s education would be made should a parent wish this. Currently, all parents, including those of other faiths, choose for their children to take part in our worship and curriculum arrangements. Either way our school will always uphold and fully respect parents’ wishes.
The Role of other Faiths and Cultures
Our school promotes the fundamental British value of respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.
As part of our aim to help children fully embrace society and the wider world community, other faiths are valued and treated with respect. Our RE syllabus, created by Blackburn Diocese, incorporates the teaching of two other main world religions. As such, whilst the majority of the curriculum is centred around Christianity, some time will be spent on Judaism and Islam.
Blackburn Diocesan board of education website: http://www.bdeducation.org.uk
All children at Holy Trinity are encouraged to embrace the diversity of life offered within our world. We work towards this goal through education against ignorance. Wherever possible, we look to visitors to help support our aim so that learning is accurate, meaningful and enjoyable.
CHRISTIAN VALUES AT HOLY TRINITY 2021- 2022
Autumn 1: Kindness, Thankfulness (linked to Harvest/Sukkot) and Forgiveness (linked to Yom Kippur)
Autumn 2: Peace (linked to Remembrance and Anti-Bullying), Tolerance and Respect (linked to Black History Month and Diwali)
Spring 1: Service, Effort, Trust and Love
Spring 2: Perseverance, Lent and Sacrifice (linked to Easter)
Summer 1: Truthfulness, Generosity, Equality and Justice
Summer 2: Friendship and Courage