Religious Education

Religious Education

The school recognises the importance of children having a sound understanding of their faith, its stories, teachings and practices. The school follows the “Come and See” scheme of work.  Religion lessons aim to inspire and engage pupils, developing their understanding and skills whilst recognising the unique nature of the subject and the importance of cultivating a sense of awe and wonder. Inclusion is an important part of all of our teaching and learning and pupils achieve highly in Religious Education and making good progress both during the year and throughout their time at the school.

Religious Education Co-ordinator

Rachael Tipton
Mrs Rachael Tipton

The Religious Education Co-Ordinator is a special role and one that I am honored to have, as I understand that having an inspiring start to their religious education can shape the person our children become throughout adulthood.  

Jesus is at the heart of everything we do at Holy Cross and learning about his story and teachings is a priority in our curriculum, therefore we ensure that it is allocated 10% of teaching time. We currently follow the ‘Come and See’ syllabus for RE as in all Catholic schools across the Nottingham Diocese. The staff and governors strive to nurture the seeds of faith in our children and their families and to support families, staff and parish in building a community of faith in which the young can grow socially, emotionally, physically, academically and spiritually. The basic question (belief) for each term is explored through three themes:- Domestic Church, Local Church and Universal Church. This ensures a rich mix of learning about Christianity and other World Religions through themes linked to the liturgical year. 

If you wish to talk to me about any aspect of Religious Education at Holy Cross, please do not hesitate to get in touch. 

Mrs Rachael Tipton


Religious Education Curriculum Policy

Religious Education Policy

Come And See Overview

Come And See Overview

Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick

Father Richard teaches Year 6 about the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick.

Resources/Additional Links

Our Lady of Lourdes Trust Chaplaincy

Click on the link below to find out more

From Extra -ordo-nary from NDCYSThe Nottingham Diocesan Catholic Youth Service 

The link below outlines the focus for each week from the NDYYS linked to our faith  

Nottingham Diocesan Catholic Youth Service – NDCYS

Find out more about opportunities for young people to discover community, come to a friendship with Christ and a deeper awareness of themselves

Diocese of Nottingham

Discover our diocese, our faith, and more by clicking on the link below

The God who Speaks

Faith in Action Award

Recognising, rewarding and celebrating the active faith and service of young people. Click on the link below to find out more