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The subject lead for Religious Education at Darwen St James is Miss Peckson.


At Darwen St James, our vision and values are at the heart of everything we do. We provide children and families with a warm and nurturing environment in which all children can grow and learn.

In RE, we follow the Questful RE Scheme, developed by The Blackburn Diocesan Board of Education and supplement this with Understanding Christianity, a resource developed by the Church of England Education Office. Our strong RE curriculum is centred around pupils' spiritual, moral, cultural, and emotional development, making a significant contribution in preparing them for the responsibilities and experiences of later life. Our curriculum strengthens our understanding of Christian values, empowering pupils to make positive choices. Through the syllabus, we ensure there are  opportunities to develop children's enquiry, analysis, interpretation, evaluation and reflection skills, deepening their understanding of the impact of religion on the world and enabling them to express personal views with consideration and confidence.


The Christian vision for the academy is ‘to treasure and love every individual, for pupils to have a thirst for learning, love for life and embrace the future with Christian hope and confidence’. Its mission statement is ‘working together, to love, to learn, to live’. These two impressive statements of intent are at the very heart of the academy’s work. Pastoral support through Christian love and care is exemplary.

SIAMS Inspection Report 2017

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