At Otterham CP school we follow the Cornwall agreed Syllabus for RE 2020-2025.

The syllabus explains the value and purposes of RE for all pupils and provides a coherent framework for teachers, specifying what shall be taught in each age group.

The principal aim is to explore what people believe and what difference this makes to how they live, pupils gain knowledge, understanding and skills needed to handle questions raised by religion and belief, reflecting on their own ideas and ways of living.

The curriculum is divided into three main sections, 

  • Making sense of beliefs
  • Making connections
  • Understanding the impact

These 3 areas will be covered through different topics in Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Sikhism and non-religious worldviews.

Right of withdrawal.

This was first granted when RE was Religious Instruction, with connotations of induction into the Christian faith. RE is very different now, open, broad and exploring a wide range of religious and non-religious world views, fitting in with the ethos at our school. However, parents have the right to withdraw their children from RE lessons or part of the RE curriculum.