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New RE Syllabus Agreed

Published Friday, 30 June 2017

A new Religious Education (RE) syllabus has been agreed and will be available for schools in Coventry and Warwickshire ready for the 2017/18 school year.

The syllabus offers innovative ideas to enable schools to provide creative, challenging and thought-provoking RE.

It has been agreed by the Coventry and Warwickshire SACREs (Standing Advisory Council for Religious Education) and is available to Primary, Secondary and Special Schools.

A joint foreword to the syllabus has been written by Manjit Kaur, SACRE Co-Chair Warwickshire and Coventry; Rocky Grove, SACRE Co-Chair Warwickshire; Chris Mellers, SACRE Co-Chair Coventry; Cllr Kevin Maton, Cabinet Member for Education and Skills (Coventry City Council); Cllr Colin Hayfield, Portfolio Holder Education and Learning (Warwickshire County Council); Kirston Nelson, Director of Education, Libraries and Adult Learning (Coventry City Council); and Nigel Minns, Head of Education and Learning (Warwickshire County Council).

It says: “Good religious education makes a positive contribution to the learning of pupils. This agreed syllabus will enable pupils through RE to develop their knowledge and skills to prepare them for life in a modern, diverse Britain and in a plural world.

“Living in and growing up in the world of the 21st century will challenge all pupils. RE is important to help pupils to become literate and articulate about religions and beliefs, and to be thoughtful members of society.”

The syllabus will be launched in July. For further information contact Lucy Lambert, Clerk to Coventry SACRE at or Ruth Waterman, Clerk to Warwickshire SACRE at

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