Living Difference III, as the Agreed Syllabus for Hampshire, Portsmouth, Southampton and the Isle of Wight, is the legal document to be followed for the teaching of religious education in Hampshire, Portsmouth, Southampton and Isle of Wight schools.

It is the statutory framework which defines the matters, skills and processes to guide individual schools developing their curriculum for religious education.

This Agreed Syllabus is the basis on which the Standing Advisory Councils for Religious Education (SACREs) of Hampshire, Portsmouth, Southampton and the Isle of Wight and the Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted) will determine the effectiveness of the delivery of religious education.

For further advice about RE in your school, please contact Patricia Hannam, County RE Inspector, by email: patricia.hannam@hants.gov.uk