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.
Visiting the Gurdwara
The Teachers and Teaching Assistants really enjoyed our visit the Gurdwara of Mrs Bhogal and Mr Lota.
Our grateful thanks go to Mr Manku for answering our numerous questions and making us feel so very welcome. This increased knowledge will help us to teach Sikhisim with a greater understanding.
The whole school enjoyed designing and making Rangoli patterns as part of our Diwali celebrations. Afterwards, we joined them all together in the playground and our school photographer, Lee Call, caught the events on film. We love the aerial drone shots and had such an exciting time making the patterns together.