Bedford Borough SACRE Agreed Syllabus
Every maintained school in England must
provide a basic curriculum (RE, sex education and the National
Curriculum). Religious Education is a statutory subject of the
basic curriculum whilst not being part of the National Curriculum.
RE is not subject to national statutory orders such as national
attainment targets, programmes of study and assessment
arrangements, instead, it is locally determined.
It is the Local Authority which has the responsibility for devising
the Syllabus used for RE in the maintained schools in its
The local authority is advised by a Standing Advisory Council for
Religious Education (SACRE) which convenes an Agreed Syllabus
Conference to review the Syllabus every five years.
The Syllabus was reviewed during 2010/2011 and a revised Syllabus
will be launched in November 2011 for implementation from September
Each school was sent a copy of the Revised Agreed Syllabus and
an electronic copy will be placed onto the secure section of our
For any queries relating to the SACRE syllabus, please contact
Carrie Traill on
telephone no. 01234 276585; firstname.lastname@example.org