Religious Education underpins everything that we do at St Mary's. It helps us develop through The Gospel Values and teachings and is essentially part of who we are as individuals and as a family. We love our retreats, where we gather in the hall to pray and worship and reflect in a variety of ways, and to have our own private time with God. We hope to facilitate our retreat days safely in classroom bubbles until Covid restrictions ease. We worship daily through our daytime prayers and through assemblies (electronically at the moment and watched in each class). We also love inviting families in to worship with the class. We will continue to do this electronically to ensure we still feel like a family. We have GIFT Chaplains and Ambassadors who lead and carry out their duties beautifully, and we are incredibly lucky to have our own Chapel in school, which was a new addition in February 2020. We have excellent links with our Church and Parish and Father Leo and we cannot wait to return to Church when the Covid restrictions ease. The Sacramental Programme begins in Year 3. Watch the website and newsletters for news of the completion of our Year 4s, who are patiently waiting for when it is safe for their First Holy Communion, and for new dates and arrangements for the Year 3s to begin. The Sacramental Programme is currently on hold and will be reviewed in late October.
We are very proud of our inspection report from Salford Diocese, completed in May 2019, found here: