School Mission Statement:
We believe that our school, underpinned by Christian values, is a wonderful place to grow, with the teachings of Jesus at the very heart of all we say and do. It is an exciting and loving community in which to learn, teach and explore, with high expectations of social and academic excellence. By understanding ourselves, our skills, our talents and one another, we can make a difference to the world now and in the future.
Pinhoe CE VA Primary School.is a Church of England Voluntary Aided School therefore the provision of RE must be in accordance with the Trust Deed of the School. The Governors in consultation with the Head teacher have decided, following advice from the diocese, to adopt the Devon Locally Agreed Syllabus and supplement this with material from the Diocese and elsewhere.
Religious Education at Pinhoe
At Pinhoe Church of England VA Primary School & Nursery, our Christian vision shapes all we do. Guided by the Church of England education office statement, our school motto is “Living Life in all its fullness” John 10:10b.
‘Religious Education in a Church school should enable every child to flourish and to live life in all its fullness. (John 10:10). It will help educate for dignity and respect encouraging all to live life well together.’ RE Statement of Entitlement from the Church of England Education Office (Feb 2019)
Religious Education (RE) has a very high profile within the Pinhoe C of E Primary VA School & Nursery curriculum and makes a significant contribution to preparing pupils for life in modern Britain. Learning activities provide fully for the needs of all learners. Pupils will be inspired by the subject and develop a wide range of skills such as enquiry, analysis, interpretation, evaluation and reflection, to deepen their understanding of the impact of religion and beliefs on the world.
Christianity is taught as a living and diverse faith, focused on the teachings of Jesus and the Church, alongside a range of other religious and non-religious worldviews. Religious Education encourages pupils to learn from different religions, beliefs, values and traditions while creating a safe space for them to explore their own beliefs and questions of meaning.