At Springfield we teach RE by following the Sandwell SACRE 2012 Syllabus. One of our senior staff members took part in the working party that reviewed this syllabus so we have a clear vision of the expectations. The main faiths studied are those which are more dominant in the Borough of Sandwell.

RE introduces pupils to the influences of faith over thousands of years and for billions of people and is an essential component of our broad and balanced curriculum.

RE makes a distinctive contribution to the school curriculum by developing pupils’ knowledge and understanding of:

  • religion
  • religious beliefs
  • religious practices, language and traditions and their influence on individuals
  • Communities, societies and cultures.

RE enables pupils to consider and respond to a range of important questions related to their own spiritual development, the development of values and attitudes and fundamental questions concerning the meaning and purpose of life.

Respect, tolerance and understanding for the beliefs of others will be promoted as part of our curriculum. Parents have the right to withdraw children from religious lessons and daily worship in assemblies but it must be understood that such activities make a contribution to cross-curricular objectives pursued during the course of the school week.