‘Shine like stars in the universe’ 

Philippians 2;15

Our vision provides a guiding light to the pupils, staff, Governors and parents to ensure we have a dynamic mix of high achievement for all, exceptional pastoral care and expansive opportunities for the children. We want our children to become the exemplary citizens of the future. We are a vibrant, happy, family orientated community where everyone really feels they can flourish and  achieve anything to which they set their hearts and minds.

RE

We use the National Curriculum alongside our vision to ensure we offer a dynamic mix of expansive curriculum opportunities for the children and  high achievement for all. We want our children to become the exemplary citizens of the future.

As part of our RE curriculum we follow the Dioceses of Leeds and York Diocesan Syllabus.

Our Christian Values

Respect through: integrity, respect, wisdom, creativity, perseverance, kindness and thankfulness

Spirituality

At our school, we believe spirituality is shown by the sharing and expression of individual’s beliefs. This is promoted through an enjoyment and fascination of our universe. We encourage in all a willingness to reflect on our own experiences and the experiences of others.

We offer the opportunity to learn about the love of God the Father; the life and teachings of Jesus and to experience the grace of the Holy Spirit. We have close links with St Andrew’s church which is next to our school. We use the school to celebrate the Christian festivals with Father Robert, parents, Governors and our local community.

Please click below to view our documents:

Collective Worship 2023-2024

RE overview

Knowledge and vocabulary progression

RE policy

Our Curriculum Leader: Vicky Fraser

Our Curriculum Governor: Andrew Walker

Enriching our curriculum in 2024 – 2025
Summer 2024RE
  • Collective Worship with Father Stephen our local Priest
  • Collective Worship with Jen Holder from Northallerton
  • Links with All Saints
  • Visits to St Andrew’s
  • Links with Tony and Jocelyn
  • Leavers Service
  • Confirmation Classes
  • Confirmation Service with the Bishop of Whitby
  • Himalayan Prayer Garden
Autumn 2024RE
  • Collective Worship with Father Stephen our local Priest
  • Collective Worship with Jen Holder from Northallerton
  • Visits to St Andrew’s
  • Harvest festival
  • Christmas Service
  • Links with All Saints
  • Links with Tony and Jocelyn
  • Himalayan Prayer Garden
  • Visit to Ripon Cathedral for Reception (Festivals)
Spring 2025RE
  • Collective Worship with Father Stephen our local Priest
  • Collective Worship with Jen Holder from Northallerton
  • Visits to St Andrew’s
  • Easter Service
  • Links with All Saints
  • Links with Tony and Jocelyn
  • Himalayan Prayer Garden

South Otterington CE Primary School is strongly committed to using the Ethical Leadership Framework to create and uphold an ethos that stresses high achievement, equal opportunities, the valuing of cultural diversity, the provision of a secure environment, partnerships with parents and the wider community.