Miss L Cole - Religious Education Lead and RSE Co-ordinator
Mrs G ODonnell-Burke - RE Link Governor
At St Gregory's, our vision is to support our children to attain a deeper knowledge and spiritual understanding of their Catholic faith. We guide, support and prepare children to be ambassadors of Christ within their daily lives through the teachings of Jesus, worship, prayer and creating enjoyment in meaningful spiritual encounters with Christ.
The teaching of Religious Education is at the heart of everything we do at St Gregory's, and helps us to fulfil our motto to love, learn and grow with Jesus. As a Catholic school we aim to educate the whole child, and our ethos is inseparable from the curriculum. Religious Education is taught through lessons using our Birmingham Diocesan programme 'Learning and Growing as the People of God' and also through celebrations, prayer and everyday experiences in school.
Our School Mission Statement
As a Catholic community, with Christ’s teachings at the heart of our education...
We will develop the children’s life-long learning skills
We will love, learn and grow with Jesus.
At St. Gregory's we love, learn and grow with Jesus.
The children attend Mass with the parish half termly in year groups. Additionally, we celebrate together at the beginning of each term and on feast days throughout the year. Parents and parishioners are invited to join all our Masses.
Children begin their preparation for First Holy Communion and Confession when they begin Year Three. We begin with a unique experience to St Gregory's called 'The Service of Light' where each child receives Jesus' light to strengthen them in their preparation to receive the sacraments. Children will make their First Reconciliation in Lent and their First Holy Communion on The Feast of Corpus Christ.
Prayer is a special part of our day. Children pray at various times during the school day including before and after lunch, and morning and end of day prayers. In addition to this, children experience different prayers and ways to pray in weekly class collective worship and whole school assemblies. Each of our classes, are introduced and learn a set of prayers as they begin each year group, to widen their knowledge. Our staff all begin staff meetings with a focus on prayer, and are involved in termly spiritual experiences delivered by One Life Music.