Religious Education

We follow the Kent agreed syllabus for R.E teaching across the school. The Local Authority worked through its Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education (SACRE).

SACRE is a body made up of people who represent all the major faiths and educational stakeholders in Kent.  The  syllabus reflects the central concern of the SACRE and Agreed Syllabus Conference: to provide practical, professional guidance and support to teachers in setting high standards for learning in RE for all Kent pupils.

  • The RE syllabus offers:
    A clear account of the purposes of Religious Education.
  • A syllabus in which six elements of programmes of study provide for a comprehensive and balanced study of religions – these are:
  • Places of faith,
  • Holy books and sources of authority,
  • The natural world,
  • Festivals, celebrations, customs, practices and lifestyles
  • Founders and leaders
  • Expressing meaning and symbolism.

The RE syllabus requires the exploration of questions and answers in the light of human experience and authentic encounters with religions, using key questions to develop and energize pupils’ learning. There are opportunities for pupils to learn from Christianity and the other principal religions of the world represented in the UK.