At Bevois Town Primary School, we follow Living Difference III – the Agreed Syllabus for schools in Hampshire, Portsmouth, Southampton and the Isle of Wight – to teach religious education. This document is the statutory framework which defines the matters, skills and processes which need to be taught.
Living Difference III is an approach to enquiry in religious education. It takes as its starting point an exploration, with children, of what it means to exist in and with the world.
Parents have the right to withdraw their children from all or any part of RE. However, the right to withdraw does not extend to other areas of the curriculum when, for example, spontaneous questions on religious matters are raised by pupils or there are issues related to religion that arise in other subjects such as history or citizenship.
For more information, please see the Living Difference III Syllabus below.