Religious Education

About Me – Miss Broughton

My name is Miss Broughton and I am currently teaching Year 2 at St Anne (Stanley). I was overjoyed when I started working at St Anne’s in my 2nd year of teaching and I now couldn’t imagine teaching anywhere else.  I love working at St Anne (Stanley) as everyone is friendly, helpful and passionate about what they do, it feels like one big family especially with the strong links with St Anne’s Church and with the local community.

I always dreamed about becoming a teacher since I was in primary school and worked hard to make sure I could achieve this. While in high school, I realised that I had a real passion for philosophy, ethics and religious education. I found RE lessons fascinating and this was partly due to how passionate and enthusiastic my own RE teachers were. I went on to take Philosophy and Ethics for A level and my passion and understanding of the subject kept growing. I graduated from Liverpool Hope University with a BA (Hons) degree with qualified teacher status in Primary Teaching with Theology and Religious Studies.

Once my dream of becoming a teacher was fulfilled my next target was to become the Religious Education Lead for the school. At the end of my second year at St Anne’s I was offered the role of Religious Education lead and Collective Worship Lead. I was delighted to take up these roles on and felt like this was my chance to make a positive difference within a Church School Setting. I believe that Religious Education is an important subject as it provides opportunities for children and young people to reflect and analyse, to discuss and debate, to explore and discover, and to learn more about the world in which they live. I wanted to make sure I raised the profile of Collective Worship as meaningful Collective Worship positively contributes to the spiritual, moral, social and cultural life of the school and development of its pupils.

I was eager to hit the ground running and wanted to ensure Religious Education and Collective Worship was at the heart of the school. In January 2020 we were presented with the ‘Church and School Partnership Award’ from the Diocese of Liverpool. This award was presented to the school because of our strong links and close involvement with our parish of St Anne’s Church.  We also received the ‘Church and School Values Award’ at the same time. This award is given to schools whose Christian Values lie at the heart of the school and are used to make a difference to the lives of the children and community. 

Our SIAMS inspection also took place in January 2020. We were overjoyed to be graded as excellent in all areas for the impact of our Collective Worship, the effectiveness of our Religious Education and for the distinctiveness of our Christian vision. This is one of my proudest moments and it was great to share it will everyone who worked hard, supported each other and made it possible for our school. I can’t wait to see what the next challenge will bring!

Religious Education Vision

RE is central to the purpose of St. Anne (Stanley) because, as a church school, we see that the Christian faith informs all aspects of our life together and commits us to a search for truth. Religious Education and Spiritual development is at the heart of our education process underpinning the whole curriculum, introducing our pupils to faith and belief.

At St. Anne (Stanley) we believe that children are at the heart of everything that we do. As a Church of England Primary School we do our utmost to ensure that all children gain the appropriate knowledge, skills and attitudes for Christian living. We do this by providing a high quality, reflective and respectful curriculum that encompasses the Christian and British values.

RE is taught in such a way that it inspires pupils to explore, develop and affirm their own faith and values and have respect for the faith, beliefs and values of others. The children at St. Anne (Stanley) will strive to develop a sense of purpose, awe and wonder and eventually be equipped to make rational decisions about God and His incarnation in Jesus Christ. As well as this, children are taught about a range of religions and learn to respect and ask questions about different religions, traditions and cultures around the world. 


Religious Education at St Anne (Stanley)

Curriculum Vision

RE is central to the purpose of St. Anne (Stanley) because, as a church school, we see that the Christian faith informs all aspects of our life together and commits us to a search for truth. Religious Education and Spiritual development is at the heart of our education process underpinning the whole curriculum, introducing our pupils to faith and belief.

At St. Anne (Stanley) we believe that children are at the heart of everything that we do. As a Church of England Primary School we do our utmost to ensure that all children gain the appropriate knowledge, skills and attitudes for Christian living. We do this by providing a high quality, reflective and respectful curriculum that encompasses the Christian and British values. RE is taught in such a way that it inspires pupils to explore, develop and affirm their own faith and values and have respect for the faith, beliefs and values of others. The children at St. Anne (Stanley) will strive to develop a sense of purpose, awe and wonder and eventually be equipped to make rational decisions about God and His incarnation in Jesus Christ. As well as this, children are taught about a range of religions and learn to respect and ask questions about different religions, traditions and cultures around the world. 

At St. Anne (Stanley we follow the Blackburn Diocese Religious Education Syllabus for Church Schools. This is underpinned by the teaching of the values which are central to the Christian ethos of our school. These include: honesty, friendship, understanding, hope, confidence and family. There are timetables Religious Education lessons for all of our age ranges.

Click on the link below for key information for Religious Education:

Whole School RE Curriculum Map 2020-2021

Religious Education Progression Map

Religious Education Policy 2020-2022



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