From the 2016 Sefton Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education:
This Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education, 2016, which is a revision of the agreed syllabus published in 2012, is based on the Non-statutory National Framework and is mandatory for the teaching of RE in any Sefton community or voluntary controlled school. It provides the legal guidance for the teaching and learning of RE, but it is the responsibility of each school to plan its own religious education programme based on this guidance. However, non-statutory examples of learning experiences for each attainment target in relation to the content of religions and the themes have been included, and the intention is to make the syllabus as teacher-friendly as possible.
The syllabus was produced by the Agreed Syllabus Conference at the behest of Sefton Council. Much of the work was produced by teachers from Sefton in response to feedback received from colleagues. Particular credit is due to Joe Flatman from Sefton Council who played a major role in co-ordinating this work. I should like to acknowledge, with gratitude, the work of Sharon Turley (Shoreside Primary School) and Craig Todd (Farnborough Road Junior School) who wrote and amended the primary school sections. I would also like to thank Alison Wake (Formby High School) and Caroline Bridge (Range High School) for their work, updating and improving the secondary school section.
The Agreed Syllabus is due for revision again in 2020. Any comments or recommendations for revision should be forwarded to Sefton SACRE.
Chair - Sefton S.A.C.R.E.