Agreed syllabus

Like all councils, we have to produce an agreed syllabus to advise schools in Barnsley what they should teach pupils in the subject of religious education (RE).

RE is not part of the national curriculum, but schools have to teach the subject by law and all councils are required to produce a local agreed syllabus, which they have to review and update every five years.

Barnsley's agreed syllabus

Our agreed syllabus was first published in 2010 and was reviewed in 2015 and 2020.

Below are links to individual sections of the full agreed syllabus 2010-20. Missing content is under review. 

0.0 Introduction

1.0 Barnsley Local Agreed Syllabus

2.0 Religious Education in Barnsley

3.0 Programme of study

4.0 Attainment and assessment of religious education

5.0 The Barnsley Local Agreed Syllabus: Frameworks for teaching religious education

6.0 Guidance in the implementation of the Barnsley Local Agreed Syllabus

7.0 Reference material