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11th August 22

Welcome to the RE section of the Lancashire Grid for Learning. Through this website you will find many sources of inspiration to support your classroom teaching of RE. Lancashire's SACRE is committed to supporting all colleagues who are making Religious Education the best it can be for the children and young people of our County.

Watercolour image of the earth with religious symbols

 At the heart of Lancashire's syllabus is the quest to understand what it is to be human. By learning about and from religion we can become more open minded, respectful and achieve greater self-awareness. The skills and attitudes developed though RE can thus make a significant contribution to promoting British Values and developing community cohesion in Lancashire. 


The Lancashire Agreed Syllabus 2021 - Online Course

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This term's Newsletter is out (Autumn 2021)

Please click the headline title/link for our most recent SACRE newsletter - Autumn 2021

Lancashire SACRE Model Primary Policy

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Autumn term EYFS RE

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Online home learning; free resources

Please click the link below for the latest information online home learning free resources

If your school wish to sign up for updates to inform you of new resources, then just sign up to RE today's mailing list on the 'Stay informed' pod which can be found on the page.

Examining Teaching and Learning in RE 2019

Please click the title link to take you to Subject Leader Resources for the latest on examining teaching and learning in RE titled "Intent, Implementation and Impact"

Final Report of the Commission on RE

The final report of the Commission on RE has now been published and has attracted some press coverage. There are 11 recommendations to support the development of a National Entitlement for Religious Education with a proposed timetable for change included.

Please click on the news title/link to access the report or find it by using the Reports and Guidance tab on the left

BBC film 'The Five Pillars of Islam'

This film is part of a series of animated films teaching pupils about religions of the world.

This film focuses on Islam and follows Amina as she explains the Five Pillars of Islam (Shahadah, Salah, Zakah, Sawm and Hajj) to her little brother Rahib.

For more information and to view the video, please click the news story title.

A to Z of Religion and Beliefs

An animated A to Z guide for pupils aged 11-14 that explores and introduces a variety of religious topics.
Alongside each film, there is more information about the content and suggestions of how it could be used in the classroom. Click the title above to visit the site.

My Life My Religion

BBC Video Clips for KS2 to support work on 'Living Religious Traditions'. Click on the title above to visit the site.

If you wish to buy into the Lancashire Agreed Syllabus...

If you wish to buy into the Lancashire Agreed Syllabus to access these planning and assessment materials please click on the title above to email us or phone 01257 516166

Need to ask someone of faith a question?

Need to ask someone of faith a question? Click the title above to find out more about Email a Believer at RE Online.

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Knife Angel comes to Lancashire

The Knife Angel sculpture comes to Lancashire, and will be sited on Cathedral Square in Blackburn from 4 to 29 November.

A civic reception event is planned for Thursday 4 November to welcome the Knife Angel and launch a month-long knife crime education programme for the whole of Lancashire. The event will take place in Blackburn Cathedral on Thurs 4 November between 5 and 6pm, followed by a candlelit vigil outside, around the Knife Angel sculpture.

In addition to several speakers, we want to include a performance element in the civic reception, ideally involving young people. We are currently searching for a secondary school group that already has a short performance on a theme that fits the occasion – knife/violent crime, gang culture, death and loss, peace and harmony – that they would be willing to perform in the cathedral as part of the civic reception.

The performance would need to be a maximum of five minutes, and suitable for a diverse audience.

If your school has anything suitable, please contact Claire Tulloch at Blackburn with Darwen Council ( or 01254 666440) as soon as possible.

There's more information about the Knife Angel Lancashire programme on these links: