Additional Information

What links do we have with our local churches?
 
Although St Mary's, Barcombe currently has no vicar, we are still maintaining strong links with the local church.
 
During Covid, some of these activities are on hold, but they will resume as soon as we are able.
 
Ali Brown (Family and Children's Intermission Initiator) runs our Y Club every Friday afternoon for children who wish to learn more about Christianity and how Christian beliefs support everyday life.
 
Ali Brown visits classes each term to lead an RE lesson alongside the class teacher. During Covid, she is recording a collective worship video for us to use in class each week. These collective worships are based on Christian values.
 
We hold our Harvest, Christmas and Easter Services at St Mary's, Barcombe.
 
We visit St Francis Church as part of our RE topics and to interact with community groups.
 
Our Year 6 pupils attend the Diocesan Leavers' Celebration each year.
 
What charities does our school currently support?
 
Each class chooses a charity to support for an academic year and holds different fundraising events. 
Our current charities are:
Hedgehogs - Raystede Animal Centre
Squirrels - Sussex Wildlife Trust
Badgers - Chestnut Tree House
Foxes - Bevern Trust
Owls - Patina
 
We also support other charities during the year through a variety of events. These include Christian Aid, British Heart Foundation, Sport Relief, Comic Relief, Kent and Sussex Air Ambulance and Children in Need. 
 
Links with other schools
 
We have links with schools in France and Sierra Leone.
 
RE syllabus
 
We follow the East Sussex Agreed Syllabus for RE. Understanding Christianity is used to inform planning for RE teachers. The Emmanuel Project is used an additional support, especially for other faiths. 
Our intent is for our pupils to become religiously literate or develop their existing religious literacy: the ability to hold balanced and well-informed conversations about religions and beliefs. 
 
 
 

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