Religion in our school

Come and See is the religious education programme recommended by Liverpool Archdiocese. It is the scheme that we follow here at Twelve Apostles RCPS. We also follow the programme All That I Am to teach the children discrete Relationship and Sex Education lessons (RSE).

Collective Worship

At Twelve Apostles we believe that Collective Worship provides opportunities for pupils and staff to come together to worship God and that is an experience to which all can contribute and from which all can gain. It is central to the education of children in a Catholic School and it forms part of our school’s provision for prayer and worship. During Collective Worship, we respect the diversity of belief and commitment but it will be Catholic in character. It will reflect the liturgical tradition of the Church and have Christ at its heart.

Spiritual Development

Spiritual education helps pupils to acquire insights into their personal existence which are of enduring worth. It is characterised by reflection, the attribution of meaning to experience, valuing a non-material dimension to life and intimations of an enduring reality. Spiritual is not synonymous with religious, all areas of the curriculum may contribute to pupils spiritual development. At Twelve Apostles we believe that everyone who interacts with pupils need to be involved in promoting the pupils spiritual development.

Moral Development

At Twelve Apostles we believe that everyone who interacts with pupils need to be involved in promoting the pupils moral development. ‘ Moral education helps pupils to acquire knowledge, understanding, intentions, attitudes and behaviour in relation to what is right or wrong.’ The school’s Mission Statement clearly reflects the importance of moral development.

Relationship and Sex Education

The governors at Twelve Apostles Catholic Primary School have adopted the 'All That I Am' programme to support the non-statutory relationships and sex education in Years 5 and 6. The programme of study is authentic to the teaching of the Catholic Church. The programme is founded on:

  • The belief that every human life has an intrinsic and absolute value through being created by God and in the image of God.
  • This value derives from the simple fact of existing and is not dependent on an individual’s age, abilities, social acceptability or any other characteristic.
  • Self-respect and respect for each other must underlie all human relationships.

For further information, please see the Relationship and Sex Education Policy on the parent – policies section of our school website. You have the right to withdraw your child from this aspect of the curriculum however, this is not to be confused with curriculum Science which is statutory.

If you require any further clarification regarding this aspect of the curriculum please contact: Mrs Newton, Headteacher.