Through their study of RE, our young people will gain a greater understanding of the identity and diversity of their local community. They will grow up to live and work as active, purposeful citizens of Leeds alongside people of all beliefs and cultures, and be challenged to reflect on difficult questions such as the meaning and purpose of life. We believe these are essential skills with which to equip our young people for adult life and lifelong learning.
This syllabus is authorised for use in maintained schools by the Standing Advisory Council for RE (SACRE) for five years from 1st September 2015. Aided schools may be required to use their own diocesan or other syllabus. Other academies and free schools must teach RE according to the requirements of their trust deed or funding agreement. Although SACREs and local authorities do not have any responsibility or authority for their curriculum, Leeds SACRE welcomes use of these resources by all local schools.
The syllabus uses and reflects the Curriculum Framework for RE in England published by the RE Council in 2013. However, it adapts this non-statutory guidance to respond to local needs and experience.
To achieve a broad and balanced curriculum, the syllabus is built around three aims. RE should ensure that all pupils:
The law requires all schools to teach about Christianity and another five world faiths: Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Sikhism. However, there is enormous diversity within these traditions and this should be recognised in curriculum planning. The syllabus also encourages schools to study faiths and traditions not included in the six world religions defined in guidance. Schools have discretion in this and should reflect the community and context within which they work.
A colourful and exciting day was enjoyed by children and adults alike. A large number of creative and challenging activities were offered to the children throughout the day. We especially enjoyed singing our Holi song.
Many thanks to Maddy and Jill who came into school to explain this celebration to the children. A very exciting and informative assembly.