Religious Education

Religious Education at St. Augustine’s Catholic Voluntary Academy

We teach the ‘Come and See’ programme of Catholic Religious Education for Foundation and Key Stages 1 and 2. The programme of Study, written by a group of experienced Diocesan advisors, has been in place at our school for a number of years. The child-friendly material allows children to explore the teachings of the Catholic Church through the use of age-appropriate resources and activities.

The programme has been developed to respond to the needs of children today in their individual faith journey, to enable them to grow in their religious literacy and understanding in a way that is coherent with current educational principles.

At the heart of the programme itself is the mystery of God’s self-revelation of love through Jesus Christ. Come and See gives pupils the opportunity to explore the mystery of faith through scripture and tradition.

Come and See is developed through 3 themes, based on the documents of the Second Vatican Council, which are gradually explored each time at greater depths. They are Church, Sacraments, and Christian Living. The Catechism of the Catholic Church addresses the human search for meaning, God’s initiative in Revelation who comes to meet us in our response of the faith.

This pattern guides the structure of the programme and informs the process of each topic, opened up through;

Explore: This is the introduction to the topic where the children’s life experience is explored, the questions it raises are wondered at, shared, investigated and their significance reflected on.

Reveal: This is the heart of the programme where knowledge and understanding of the  Catholic faith is revealed through the Word, in Scripture, Tradition, doctrine, prayers, rites and Christian living.

Respond: This is where the learning is assimilated, celebrated and responded to in daily life.

Please click the links below for more information:

Religious Education Policy

Come and See’ website  

Relationships and Sex Education Consultation

During the academic year 2020-21, it was a statutory requirement that all schools in England and Wales teach Relationships and Health Education as a fundamental part of the curriculum.

As part of implementing the RSE curriculum, schools had to consult staff, parents, pupils and governors to ensure there was a general consensus on our approaches to policy and the curriculum content.

The St. Augustine’s CVA consultation ran between 22nd February -15th March 2021. This period ensured that all stakeholders had time to read, understand and send their viewpoints for a full consultation. The letter sent to parents can be found here:

 St. Augustine’s consultation letter to parents

The two documents that we asked you to read are:

St. Augustine’s RSE Policy

RSE Curriculum Outline 

Information booklet for parents