We follow ‘Questful RE’ the Blackburn Diocesan Board of Education RE syllabus, recommended by Manchester Diocese, which was revised in 2017. Building on the foundation of both the 2007 and 2013 syllabuses it was updated and the content redesigned, bringing it in line with current best practice and pedagogical strategies. By embracing the explicit teaching of Christian concepts and God’s big salvation story, it is hoped that the content of this syllabus will give pupils a deeper understanding of Christianity.
This syllabus contains a clear Christian emphasis. Many of the learning objectives have been written from the point of view that “we believe”, because this is a Church school syllabus and we do believe. However, it is recognised that we have to be sensitive to the other faith backgrounds of our pupils.
We extend the content of the Diocesan syllabus by ensuring that in our learning and assemblies, we learn about the key origins, celebrations and beliefs of other faiths and invite those pupils of other faiths within school to share their knowledge and experience with their peers.