RE planning guidance for schools 2017-18

The new Kent Agreed Syllabus (KAS) is being launched on 21st November 2017, rendering the previous KAS (2011) obsolete from September 2018.

There are two options available for schools depending on whether you have attended Understanding Christianity training (Option 1) or not (Option 2).

Option 1

Schools who have undertaken Understanding Christianity (UC) training and are ready to implement the resource in September 2017

The Diocese has released a partial overview of planning for 2017/18. The rest of the overview and planning for UC units and other faiths will be released from 21st November 2017 to coincide with the launch for the Kent Agreed Syllabus. (KAS) It cannot be shared before then due to confidentiality and strict copyright laws beyond the control of the Diocese. Please be reassured that SACRE have approved UC as fully compliant with the new KAS.

Implementing the whole agreed syllabus is not statutory until Sept 2018.

(Please note the UC overview (16-17) was written to comply with current Kent Agreed Syllabus and will no longer be valid.)

Option 2

Schools who have not yet undertaken the Understanding Christianity training. 

Please continue to follow the Diocese plans from the old Kent agreed syllabus (2011) until the launch of the new syllabus and planning from November 21st. Please note however the old RE planning will be removed from the Diocese website on 31st December 2017.

If you have not yet been of the UC training please book here.

SIAMs inspectors consider the UC resources and planning to be the benchmark for providing a rich and varied enquiry approach to raise the religious literacy of all children. (Statement of entitlement.)

Enquiry based learning

All planning, UC planning and the new KAS planning, is based on an enquiry based learning model. The enquiry units and resources below could be used alongside the suggested overview to support and enhance the teaching of RE in schools.

Enquiry based learning teaching model (Word). PowerPoint presentation.

Find out more: book a place on the enquiry based learning training.

Example plans for enquiry based learning (below)

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