There are many resources and professional organisations available to help you deliver exciting and high quality RE in your school or academy. The suggestions below are a starting point!
This organisation provides national and local support for RE teachers and subject leaders. It runs conferences, provides training and online support, and serves as an initial point of contact for up-to-date information about RE. You may be interested in their monthly #rechatuk Twitter chat (the first Monday of every month between 8pm and 9pm).
This is an umbrella organisation that brings together representatives from different religious and educational communities to support research into and support of high quality RE.
This is a one-stop provider of information about RE. It includes support for teaching and learning, as well as information about pedagogical approaches in RE and the history and legal status of RE.
This is the official website for Understanding Christianity, the new resource produced by the Church of England Education Office and RE Today.
This website, produced by the British Humanist Association, provides teaching and learning materials for use in RE lessons.
RE Today is the biggest provider of RE-related teaching and learning resources in the UK.
Visits and Visitors
Encountering religious believers and visiting places of worship is one way of helping pupils engage in exploring religions and beliefs in their lived diversity. If you would like advice about planning and organising such opportunities for your pupils, please get in touch with the Diocesan RE Adviser (firstname.lastname@example.org).
You can find some general guidance here. It might also be helpful to contact your local SACRE, who should be able to offer support.
Vocabulary Progression Document (2022)
During the academic year 2021-22, Emely Keane, RE subject leader at Welton St Mary's CE Primary School, carried out research as part of the Farmington Scholarship. Her work focused on developing tier 3 (technical, domain-specific) vocabulary through the RE curriculum. We are hugely grateful that Emely has agreed to make the resource she created accessible to everyone. We know you will find this resource incredibly useful in supporting vocabulary development in RE.
Emely would be very happy to answer questions about how she developed and used this resource as part of her Farmington Scholarship research. She can be contacted at Emely.Keane@welton-st-marys.lincs.sch.uk.