Religious Education (RE)
Religious Education - Our Curriculum.
We are committed here at Poplar Farm to preparing our children to become citizens of a diverse and multiplex modern world.
Learning about how people around our community, country and the world worship and celebrate is not only important but is also interesting, engaging and so enjoyable.
Learning about faith and cultural diversity forms a real cornerstone of our curriculum intent.
RE is taught at Poplar Farm following the Lincolnshire Agreed Syllabus. You can follow the link below to access the framework:
All maintained schools in England must provide Religious Education (RE) for all registered pupils, including those in the sixth form and reception classes, unless withdrawn by their parents. This requirement does not apply to children below compulsory school age in nursery schools or classes.
Each Local Authority (LA) is required to review its locally Agreed Syllabus (AS) every five years. The teaching of RE is the locally agreed syllabus (AS), determined by the Local Authority (LA). The AS must be consistent with Section 375(3) of the Education Act 1996, School Standards and Framework Act, 1998, Schedule 19 which states that it must ‘reflect that the religious traditions of Great Britain are in the main Christian, whilst taking account of the teaching and practices of the other principal religions represented in Great Britain.’ The law does not define what these principal religions are. RE should be provided for all registered pupils except for those withdrawn at the request of parents/carers3. 1.1 Right of Withdrawal Parents/Carers Parents/carers may withdraw their children from all or part of the RE curriculum.
We will show on our class timetables (see class pages) where we will be teaching RE if any parents wish to remove their children from these lessons.
Our curriculum map of what we will be teaching and when is as follows: