This Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education has been created by the Sandwell Syllabus Conference. It is the legal basis for Religious Education (RE) in Sandwell Schools.
Since 1944 all schools have been required to teach RE to all pupils on roll (with the exception that parents have the right to withdraw their children from the subject). Therefore, along with English, Mathematics, Science, Information Technology and Secondary Citizenship, Religious Education is part of the Basic Curriculum.
The Syllabus explains the value and purposes of RE for all pupils and specifies for teachers what shall be taught in each age group. It provides a coherent framework for setting high standards of learning in RE, and enabling pupils to reach their potential in the subject. As such, the Agreed Syllabus is parallel to the government's subject orders for the subjects of the National Curriculum.
The Sandwell SACRE RE Syllabus 2012-17 below sets out the aims and curriculum coverage covered. For more detail, each unit of work studied is also attached below.
You have the right to withdraw your child from RE teaching. To do so you must make this request in writing to the Head Teacher.