In maintained community schools such as ours, without a religious character, the Religious Education curriculum is determined by the local Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education (SACRE), which is responsible for producing the locally agreed syllabus for RE. We follow the Rochdale Religious Education Syllabus.
Agreed syllabuses used in schools, which are not designated with a religious character must ‘reflect the fact that the religious traditions in Great Britain are in the main Christian, while taking account of the teaching and practices of the other principal religions represented in Great Britain’. All schools must recognise diverse religions and systems of belief in the UK both locally and nationally.
Religious Education at our school is inclusive and for every child across the primary phase. The delivery of our curriculum supports the aims of the Agreed Syllabus and fundamentally encourages children to have an awareness and understanding of religions and beliefs, teachings and practices and it seeks to develop in the children, a respect for and sensitivity to others, in particular those whose faiths and beliefs are different from their own.
The children are taught in discreet year groups in mixed ability groupings. In addition to discreet RE lessons taught in class, there is additional RE teaching for the Christian festivals of Christmas and Easter; for other religious and cultural festivals, such as Chinese New Year, Passover,
Eid, Ramadan and Diwali.
To see an overview of RE, from EYFS to Y6, including the key questions from each year group, please click the link below: