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Christian Distinctiveness

At Dame Tipping we are proud of our Christian distinctiveness which permeates through everything which we do at our school.

‘Love to learn: learn to love

As I have loved you, love one another (John13:34)

At Dame Tipping, we believe in enabling every child to flourish by experiencing a full life in mind, body, heart and spirit.

The values that we live out daily in our school and trust are: Heartfelt Compassion, Courageous Optimism and Boundless Creativity

Our Parish Church

We have strong links with our parish church of St James and St John

Reverend David is very closely involved in our school and regularly leads our Collective Worship, along with other members of the church community. All of our children attend church services regularly, with the major Christian festivals being celebrated either with a service in church or school.

For more information about St James and St John’s Church, please click here.

Collective Worship

Our daily act of worship is an important part of every school day; the value we place on the opportunities we have to worship God together is clear for all to see.

Our collective worship each day is based around our Christian Values of Heartfelt Compassion, Boundless Creativity and Courageous Optimism.  Links are also made daily to British Values and how the schools’ values and British Values can be linked to the Bible, and the messages learnt from Jesus.

Our Collective Worship team made up of pupils from EYFS to Year 6 support with leading collective worship on a regular basis. Each day we say our Dame Tipping Prayer and the children are given the opportunity to consider what spirituality means to us all.  The children are then provided with time to reflect before returning to their classes.

On Friday we celebrate and reflect on the achievements of the week.

Religious Education

We believe that a high-quality religious education will help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of the nature, role and influence of religion in the world.

Teaching should equip pupils to think critically, ask perceptive questions, formulate reasoned opinion and handle controversial issues and truth claims. It should provide pupils with the opportunity to pursue a personal quest for meaning, purpose and value and to develop an understanding of, and respect for, different beliefs and lifestyles. The development of human cultures and the lives of millions of people have been influenced by religions and beliefs; RE enables pupils to recognise this and respond to it so that they can learn more about themselves and their place in the world. The subject has a key role in enabling pupils to achieve and in preparing them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life.

Our School RE curriculum is the Havering/Redbridge agreed syllabus.

RE Skills Doccument

Spirituality Statement

Spirituality is not something we can see; it is something we feel inside ourselves. It is about awe and wonder, asking questions, inspiration and being aware of something ‘bigger’ outside of ourselves. We look to God for guidance on our spiritual journey.