Religious Education in 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.
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.
The Parables of Jesus Guidance
The diocese has written guidance on teaching the parables of Jesus. Click on the link below to view this.
To find out about this resource from RE Today click on the link below.
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.
The resources below could be used to teach pupils about Easter:
The Easter Themed Web Links below has resources for EYFS:
An Easter resource that focuses on Christ’s Passion through Art. This would be suitable for KS2 & KS3:
Easter drop down day resource. Click on link below for more details:
Teaching about Holy Communion (Eucharist)
This is an old resource but you might find some of the ideas it contains useful.
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: