Religious Education

Religious Education in Church of England Schools

The teaching of religious education (RE) in schools is statutory up to the age of 18, this includes those schools who convert to academy. The Church of England Education Office has produced an ‘RE Statement of Entitlement’ which give clear guidance and advice on the teaching of RE in schools.

RE Statement of Entitlement

Religious Education the Local Agreed Syllabus, Understanding Christianity & SIAMS

For guidance on the above please click here.

Religious Education Diocesan Guidance

For those schools who are VA (Voluntary Aided), or schools that were previously VA and are now academies, you can use the diocesan religious education guidance instead of your local agreed syllabus for RE.

For those schools who were VC (Voluntary Controlled) and are now academies you can also use the diocesan religious education guidance instead of your local agreed syllabus for RE.

For those schools who are VC (Voluntary Controlled) you must use your local agreed syllabus for RE, but may wish to use other resources, such as the diocesan religious education guidance to supplement your local agreed syllabus for RE.

Diocesan Religious Education Guidance 

The Parables of Jesus Guidance

The diocese has written guidance on teaching the parables of Jesus. Click on the link below to view this.

Diocesan Parables of Jesus Guidance & Pupil Exemplar Materials

Understanding Christianity

To find out about this resource from RE Today click on the link below.

Understanding Christianity

Religious Education online dictionary

RE definitions online will explain the religious term and tell you how this is pronounced. To go to website click here.

Pre Inspire Activities – click on the image of St Chad below

You may wish to use this resource to prepare pupils for Inspire 2018. You could use it as part of your RE Curriculum.

St Chad Resource for Teachers

The following is a 20 minute video about the life of St Chad that you might find useful background information.

Easter Resources

The resources below could be used to teach pupils about Easter:

Easter Connections

Walk through Holy Week and Easter

The Easter Themed Web Links below has resources for EYFS:

Easter Themed Web Links

An Easter resource that focuses on Christ’s Passion through Art. This would be suitable for KS2 & KS3:

Easter – The Passion through Art

Easter drop down day resource. Click on link below for more details:

Holy Week and Easter RE Drop Down Day

Teaching about Holy Communion (Eucharist)

This is an old resource but you might find some of the ideas it contains useful.

Holy Communion in Schools

RE Quest

This online website asks the ‘big questions’ about the Christian faith. To go to the website click here

This website would be useful for both primary and secondary RE leads.

The Bible Project

This is a fabulous resource exploring the Bible. Excellent videos and accompanying resources. To find out more watch the YouTube clip below:

Click here to go to website to explore this resource and what it has to offer.

EYFS story books

Useful story books from pickabook that are values based. Click on the links below to go to the particular value based story books, or click on pickabook above:

Values for Life – Compassion

Values for Life – Courage

Values for Life – Creativity

Values for Life – Forgiveness

Values for Life – Friendship

Values for Life – Generosity

Values for Life – Hope

Values for Life – Humility

Values for Life – Justice

Values for Life – Peace

Values for Life – Perseverance

Values for Life – Respect and Reverence

Values for Life – Responsibility

Values for Life – Service

Values for Life – Thankfulness

Values for Life – Trust

Values for Life – Truthfulness

Values for Life – Wisdom