RE and Chaplaincy
Staff, Teaching & Learning
- Mr B Davies
Subject Leader Religious Education
- Miss H Singleton
- Mrs B Dwyer-Moores
- Miss A Morris
- Mr T Sanders
"I have come that you may have life and have it to the full" John 10:10
Religious Education is part of and central to the core curriculum of our school.
At St Ambrose Barlow, we teach and live out our Christian ethos in our daily life and we encourage our students to take part in the active growth of their own beliefs.
At Key Stage Three, all students follow the Diocesan Guidelines, taught by specialist teachers as preparation for Key Stage Four. In addition, Year 7 and 8 pupils enjoy one weekly RE lesson held in the School Chapel - the aim of this is to enhance Social, Spititual, Moral and Cultural Education alongside a real understanding of modern British values.
The GCSE is taught to all students and it combines Religion, Life and Society with a study of Mark's Gospel. RE is an academic subject and therefore has the same status, rigour and vigour as other core subjects, across all years.
It is the responsibility of the RE department and the school as a whole, to deliver to the students the experience of a Christ-centred education and develops a variety of skills by nurturing any faith in students. At St Ambrose Barlow, as part of the individual's Faith journey, the school provides a caring and Christian environment in which the values of the Gospel are applied on a daily basis.
All students take part in daily worship through form time prayers and assemblies. On special occasions and Holy Days of Obligation, the school celebrates Mass together, as well as liturgies at the start and end of each school year. There is the opportunity for students to attend different Prayer Services during important times of the year. We encourage our students to involve themselves in the community and the life of the school by taking part in extra-curricular activities, such as Youth St Vincent de Paul and retreat days. Each year there is a residential retreat for Year 9 pupils.
At St Ambrose Barlow RC High school, we take the development of the whole person very seriously. Spiritual development is an essential part of human development and we provide plenty of opportunities to assist students.
The Chaplaincy plays a key role in fostering the mission and ethos at St Ambrose Barlow and strives to provide students and staff with opportunities to develop personally and spiritually. We are proud of our Catholic tradition whilst also welcoming students and staff of all faiths.
Our Lay Chaplain, Charlotte Hibbert, offers support as part of the pastoral team and is available to anyone who would like to share any joys, problems or difficulties.
The Chaplaincy Team are students who work together to provide a social and supportive network. They build on their personal faith and the way they express their faith. The Chaplaincy Team help to raise money for charity and organise social campaigns in addition to their collective prayer time.