Religious education - agreed syllabus

The agreed syllabus for RE in Northamptonshire is called 'Growing Together' and is the responsibility of the local authority.

Information for head teachers and governors

Please read the areas below to find out which areas of the agreed syllabus head teachers and governors should be aware of.

​Head teachers are advised to read the Executive Summary in the new Agreed Syllabus. In addition it would also be useful for Head teachers to read the following sections of the Agreed Syllabus and Support Materials:

  • The Legal Requirements;
  • The Importance Statement for RE;
  • The Aims of RE;
  • The Breadth of Religious Education: Which religions and beliefs are to be studied;
  • Assessment, Recording and Reporting in RE;
  • Curriculum Time for RE;
  • Links to Every Child Matters and Community Cohesion;
  • RE and Inclusion;
  • Handling Faith Sensitivities (Support Materials);
  • The relevant Programmes of Study for the school;
  • Guidance on Visits and Visitors (Support Materials).

Head teachers and Senior Leadership Teams will need to support and facilitate Subject Leaders of RE in reviewing current RE practice and pedagogy and in revising units of work. They will also need to ensure that all relevant staff members and other stakeholders receive appropriate training in aspects of the new syllabus and Religious Education in general.

​The Governing Body should be informed of the introduction of the new Agreed Syllabus. All governors should be given a copy of the Executive Summary. It would also be useful for governors to consider the following aspects of the syllabus and Support Materials:

  • The Importance Statement for RE
  • The Aims of RE;
  • The Legal Requirements (including withdrawal, inclusion and time allocation);
  • Links to Every Child Matters and Community Cohesion;
  • Handling Faith Sensitivities (Support Materials)
  • Relevant Programmes of Study;
  • Guidance on Visits and Visitors (Support materials);
  • Assessment, Recording and Reporting in RE.

Growing Together

You can view the agreed syllabus below

Example materials - mainstream schools

The documents below can support your teaching of the agreed syllabus.

Title ​Year group
​Early years
​Early years
​Early years
​​1 and 2
​1 and 2
​1 and 2
​1 and 2
​1 and 2
​1 and 2
​1 and 2
​​3 and 4
​3 and 4
​​3 and 4
​3 and 4
​3 and 4
​3 and 4
​​3 and 4
​3 and 4
​3 and 4
​5 and 6
​5 and 6
​5 and 6
​5 and 6
​5 and 6
​5 and 6
​5 and 6
​5 and 6
​​5 and 6
​7 and 8
​7 and 8
​7 and 8
​7,8 and 9
​​7,8 and 9
​8 and 9
​​8 and 9
​8 and 9
​8 and 9
​8 and 9

 

Example materials - special schools

Title​Year group
​​ P1 - P5
​ P5-L1

Supporting materials

 

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