Believing and Belonging
Agreed syllabus for Religious Education in Calderdale, Kirklees and Leeds
Cliffe Hill follows the agreed syllabus for RE, produced for Calderdale, Kirklees and Leeds. The syllabus has two key elements, firstly it focuses on beliefs and values and secondly on belonging.
The Local Agreed Syllabus for RE requires all pupils to:
- Investigate the beliefs and practices of religions and other world views, including:
- Beliefs and authority: core beliefs and concepts; sources of authority including written traditions and leaders;
- Worship and Spirituality: how individuals and communities express belief, commitment and emotion.
- Investigate how religions and other world views address questions of meaning, purpose and value, including:
- The nature of religion and belief and its key concepts;
- Ultimate Questions of belonging, meaning, purpose and truth.
- Investigate how religions and other world views influence morality, identity and diversity, including:
- Moral decisions: teachings of religions and other world views on moral and ethical questions; evaluation, reflection and critical responses;
- Identity and Diversity: diversity among and within religions and other world views; individual and community responses to difference and shared human values.
The syllabus requires schools to focus on specific core religions at each key stage: Christianity and
Islam from KS1, adding Sikhism and Judaism at KS2.
In addition, other (non-religious) world views must be included as part of the curriculum at each key stage.