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World Faith & Philosophy

The policy below includes our long term plan, our religious education curriculum and information on the right of withdrawal.

Click here to view Hampshire's  'Living Difference IV' syllabus that we use to deliver our World Faith and Philosophy curriculum.

Living Difference IV is the Locally Agreed Syllabus for religious education (RE) in Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southampton. Living Difference IV (LDIV) was adopted by Hampshire County Council as the Locally Agreed Syllabus for RE in November 2021. 

The Purpose of RE in LDIV (outlined in the Purpose Statement on page 2 of LDIV) has remained the same.

The aim, through RE, is to ‘introduce children and young people to what a religious way of looking at, and existing in, the world may offer in leading one’s life, individually and collectively’ and to ‘play an educational part in the lives of children and young people as they come to speak, think and act in the world.’ 

World Faith and Philosophy in school is taught through a process that has come to be known as the ‘cycle of enquiry’.

As always, the approach to RE in Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southampton schools is consistent with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), particularly Articles 8, 12, 13, 14, 29 and 30, and supports the work of Rights Respecting Education (RRE) at Langrish School.

Reverend Good talking to Year R children about the use of water in Baptism
Year 4 enjoying a visit from Rabbi Zvi in September 2021


Hamza visiting Year 5 and 6 to talk about life as a Muslim

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