RE Long Term Plan

To view the syllabus taught please click on the link below, which will take you to the Manchester, Salford, Stockport, Tameside and Trafford Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education. This syllabus establishes what should be taught in RE in accordance with the National Curriculum.

MSSTT Agreed Syllabus Type –

Chester Diocese RE Resources



RE Policy

A copy of the RE policy is available  to view by following the link

RE PolicyFeb 2021


Below is the foreword taken from the MSSTT syllabus.

Foreword: an RE curriculum of
World events in the twenty-first century draw

attention to the continuing power and
significance of religious belief and other beliefs
and worldviews in shaping human minds and
communities. An understanding of different
faiths and beliefs has never seemed more
Many local authorities, Manchester, Salford,
Stockport, Tameside and Trafford included, are a
microcosm of the wider world. It is therefore
important that our syllabus for RE should
promote dialogue and understanding between all
people. This revised syllabus is ambitious in the
standards it sets and the outcomes it expects.
We are pleased to commend this revised syllabus
for RE to all our schools. The syllabus reinforces
the importance of RE as an academic discipline. It
will enable understanding of concepts and the
development of skills and attitudes so that our
pupils can explore wider issues of religion and
belief in religiously literate ways. The syllabus
offers an inclusive education to all our young
people, whatever their personal worldviews
might be. This syllabus prepares the children and
young people of our area for active citizenship in
a diverse and rapidly changing world, exploring
some aspects of British values in relation to
religions and world views.
The five SACREs who have collaborated in
adopting this syllabus recognise our local
communities and region as vibrant and unique,
with much diversity of religion and belief. The
population includes very large communities of
tens of thousands of Christians, Hindus, Muslims,
Jewish people and Sikhs and smaller groups of
other significant faith communities including
Jains, Buddhists and members of the Baha’i faith.
Many children come from families that hold nonreligious worldviews. RE taught using this syllabus
allows all learners to share their experiences and
to learn from one another and the religions and
beliefs in our community. This rich diversity
influences the religions and beliefs to be taught in
religious education.
This syllabus also makes space for all pupils to
explore their own positions with regard to
religion and worldviews, and those of others in
engaged and engaging ways. RE taught using the
new RE Agreed Syllabus aims to support children
to develop positive attitudes of respect towards
people from all religions and worldviews.
This syllabus continues in the tradition of
ensuring that RE is responsive to the changing
nature of schools and education. The syllabus
enables schools to respond effectively to the
Ofsted Framework for Inspection which requires
schools to ‘…ensure high standards of
achievement, learning and behaviour for their
pupils, as well as contributing to their spiritual,
moral, social and cultural development’. The
review of the syllabus has paid attention to
sequencing the curriculum to enable pupils to
know more and remember more, and to deploy a
rich knowledge of religions effectively. It is a
curriculum of ambition for RE.
We are grateful to the many people who have
contributed to this RE review process, especially
the members of the Agreed Syllabus Conferences
and the supporting officers from Manchester,
Salford, Stockport, Tameside and Trafford CYPS.