Gunnersbury is a close community, diverse in social and cultural backgrounds. We believe that our task is to offer challenge to our pupils; a challenge which presents the Gospel value of justice in its all encompassing nature as an alternative to modem day values of self-interest, individualism and materialism. Whilst embracing the values of learning, truth, respect and community as outlined in our Mission Statement, we hold that the Gospel vision of justice should permeate our teaching and learning, and be demonstrated through our respect for each other, and should be held in truth within our community. This concept permeates the whole of the Biblical tradition. Jesus exemplified justice in his words and actions. He opted for the poor and marginalised: lepers, prostitutes, women, tax collectors, Samaritans and the Romans. He challenged the values held by the society of his time. He empowered the poor and marginalised to transform their lives.
Through our Religious Education Department our pupils grow to become religiously literate and engaged young people who have the knowledge, understanding and skills – appropriate to their age and capacity – to reflect spiritually, and think ethically and theologically, and who are aware of the demands of religious commitment in everyday life. Through their learning pupils are enabled to hold balanced and well-informed conversations upon religion and belief. At its core, the department facilitates pupils to develop knowledge and deepen their understanding.
Linked below are our Religious Education Learning Journeys. These set out the knowledge and skills that you will acquire in Religious Education from joining the school in Year 7 to your last day in Year 13: