Religious Education (R.E.) is a compulsory subject and forms part of the National Curriculum. The R.E. syllabus used at Barton Clough Primary School follows the Trafford SACRE Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education 2016. This scheme of work provokes challenging questions about human life, beliefs, communities and ideas and is taught as a standalone subject to every class throughout the school.

The Trafford Agreed Syllabus contributes to children and young people’s education in schools by provoking challenging questions about the meaning and purpose in life, beliefs about God, ultimate reality, issues of right and wrong, learning about different religions and worldviews including what it means to different people to be human. At Barton Clough we have developed a whole school plan where all areas of the Agreed Syllabus are covered as the children move through school.

At Barton Clough our R.E. learning is closely linked to the British Values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. We believe that promoting these values as part of our R.E. learning is important so that the children can make up their own minds about what they think and believe and learn to listen carefully to understand the many and diverse beliefs and views of others, agreeing with them or disagreeing with them respectfully.

We have close links with All Saints Church in Stretford and encourage a wide variety of visitors from different faiths to visit our school. We also plan and arrange trips to other places of worship. To see how these fit within our learning please view our long term R.E. plan.

To see our RE long term plan please click here RE LTP 2019 -20