The National Curriculum states that all state schools are required to make provision for a daily act of Collective Worship and must teach religious education to pupils at every key stage.   We may not be able to come together as a school for Collective Worship at the moment but they are taking place each day in our own bubbles.

Religious Education is an important part of our whole school curriculum and is taught at least once a week across the school. R.E teaches a respect for all faiths and cultures and promotes moral and social responsibility and a concern for the world around us.   Understanding Christianity is taught as well as exploring other faiths. Children are taught to value and respect other religious beliefs, giving the children the opportunity to explore and reflect on other religions encourages the development of understanding and sensitive attitudes.  
To enrich the R.E curriculum, we invite a range of visitors into school. We have close links with St John’s Church in Deepcar and regularly celebrate the major events in the Christian calendar either in school or by visiting the local parish church. The Vicar, Rev Hilda Issacson, regularly visits the school.  
Collective worship takes place at St John's every day except Fridays when it is our special 'Sparkle and Shine' assembly. 
The vision of St John’s is that every child will leave the school having all the skills required to be Religiously Literate Pupils and will have: 
An outstanding level of religious understanding and knowledge.
A thorough engagement with a range of ultimate questions about the meaning and significance of existence. 
The ability to ask significant and highly reflective questions about religion and demonstrate an excellent understanding of issues related to the nature, truth and value of religion. 
A strong understanding of how the beliefs, values, practices and ways of life within any religion cohere together. 
Exceptional independence; the ability to think for themselves and take the initiative in, for example, asking questions, carrying out investigations evaluating ideas and working constructively with others. 
Significant levels of originality, imagination or creativity, which are shown in the responses to their learning in RE. 
The ability to link the study of religion and belief to personal reflections on meaning and purpose. 
A wide knowledge and understanding across a range of religions and beliefs. 

Essential Learning Objectives

To understand beliefs and teachings

To understand practices and lifestyles

To understand how beliefs are conveyed

To reflect

To understand values


Our curriculum overview, which outlines the learning for each year group, is at the bottom of this page along with the RE Policy.  

A full breakdown of what each year group is learning in each subject throughout the year, can be found on the Curriculum Overview page of our website. You can visit this page by clicking here

On Wednesday 15th January, Deepcar St John’s had a SIAMS inspection.  SIAMS stands for ‘Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools’. These inspections are conducted every four years.The inspection focuses on the following strands:

  • Vision and Leadership
  • Wisdom, Knowledge and Skills
  • Character Development: Hope, Aspiration and Courageous Advocacy
  • Community and Living Well Together
  • Dignity and Respect
  • The impact of Collective Worship
  • The effectiveness of Religious Education

A copy of the report for you to read has been emailed home to all parents and can also be downloaded from the bottom of this page . The school is really pleased with the result. The framework has changed recently with increased expectations. Mr David Shannon, who conducted the inspection, said that ‘the pupils are our biggest asset’ which we wholeheartedly agree with. They were a credit to yourselves as parents.



Mrs Pearce,
3 Dec 2020, 10:25
Mrs Pearce,
9 Apr 2019, 05:44