St Edward's is a Roman Catholic Primary School, which strives to provide a high quality Catholic education for all children who attend the school, supported by the parents of its children and the local community.. We work closely in partnership with the Diocese of Salford and were graded 'Outstanding' in our last Section 48 Inspection:
'St Edward's is an outstanding Catholic primary school offering the children a rich faith experience alongside rapidly improving standards.'
We follow the ‘5Ws Framework’ in accordance with the Diocese of Salford. The 5Ws stand for:
As a school, the RE Curriculum is based on the Liturgical Calendar and also the schemes of work recommended by the Diocese of Salford, particularly Come & See. The Come and See scheme is developed through three themes: Church, Sacrament and Christian Living. Also, during the year, the children are provided with opportunities to explore other faiths including: Islam, Hinduism, Judaism, Buddhism and Sikhism.
Caritas in Action & EPR
The children at St Edward's are taught SMSC (Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Education) through their learning and with the support of the Caritas in Action document. It is fundamental that all children are to be spiritually, morally, socially and culturally educated. The Caritas in Action document has been produced by the Salford Diocese as a response to Catholic Social Teaching, which calls us all as Catholics to work for the common good, helpbuild a just society, uphold the dignity of human life and work for justice and the dignity of all our brothers and sisters, especially those in the greatest need. Alongside this, the school has, over a number of years, developed a programme to support the delivery of sex education. We acknowledge that Relationship and Sex Education are all underpinned by a theology of relationship. Therefore, they are all are encompassed in the title ‘Education for Personal Relationships’ (EPR). We seek to provide an environment where pupils are informed about relationships in the context of the Catholic faith.