A new religious education syllabus for Bradford schools

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Bradford's new syllabus for religious education will be available after the Easter break, for implementation in September.

We are pleased to announce that Bradford SACRE is joining a partnership of neighbouring local authorities to offer you a new RE Syllabus.  The syllabus is reviewed every five years, and as our current syllabus expires at the end of the summer term we will have a new one, Believing and Belonging in West Yorkshire, from September.

Religious Education must be taught to all pupils from ages 5 to 18 in all schools and academies. Maintained and voluntary controlled schools must use the locally agreed syllabus.  As this syllabus has been designed to meet local needs it is also suitable for Academies in the Bradford District, whom we encourage to make use of it to fulfil their statutory obligations.

An electronic copy of the new syllabus will available on BSO from 12 April.

Planning and Resource Hub

The syllabus is supported by a wide range of planning and resources, including over 60 detailed units of work. Many schools across the region have found these useful in recent years. They are not compulsory and schools are free to write or adapt their own planning but, taken together, they will fulfil the requirements of the syllabus and may save a lot of work.

The Hub is an online resource available to schools through a one-off subscription of £200 which lasts until September 2024. Sample materials and details of how to subscribe will be available from 12 April.

Free briefings for teachers

Online briefings about the syllabus will be held on the following dates from 4pm until 6pm:

Monday 10th May

Wednesday 19th May

Monday 7th June

Sessions will be led by the authors of Believing and Belonging, and you will receive some free accompanying resources. Booking information will be circulated immediately after the Easter break.


Published: 12/03/2021
Audience: Head teachers; RE Teachers
Contact: Jenny Fox

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