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.
- 0.1 Foreword from the Executive Director - Children's Services
- 0.2 Foreword from the Chairperson of Barnsley SACRE
- 0.3 Contents
- 0.4 Copyright information
1.0 Barnsley Local Agreed Syllabus
- 1.1 Introduction from the Chair of the Agreed Syllabus Conference
- 1.2 Membership of Barnsley SACRE
- 1.3 The Local Agreed Syllabus Committees and the Agreed Syllabus Conference
5.0 The Barnsley Local Agreed Syllabus: Frameworks for teaching religious education
- 5.1 Using the frameworks
- 5.2 Guidance to develop religious education in the EYFS and The EYFS themes
- 5.3 Christian faith
- 5.4 Hindu Dharma
- 5.5 Islam
- 5.6 Jewish faith
- 5.7 Sikh Dharam
- 5.8 The way of the Buddha