Report of the Group Director of People.
The Cabinet Member with the Children and Young People Portfolio introduced the report of the Group Director of People (previously circulated) requesting that consideration be given to the Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education in Darlington (also previously circulated).
The submitted report stated that the Standing Advisory Council for Religious Education (SACRE) reviewed the Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education (RE) every five years; the revision of the Agreed Syllabus provided a framework for Darlington schools to take RE forward for the next five years; and that the Local Authority was required to produce a Locally Agreed Syllabus for use in its maintained schools and that academies could also choose to adopt the syllabus if they so wished.
RESOLVED - That the Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education, as appended to the submitted report, be approved.
REASON - To enable schools to implement the new syllabus within the statutory framework.