Each local authority has a statutory responsibility to offer a syllabus for Religious Education for use in all community and Voluntary Controlled church schools. Voluntary Aided church schools and church schools converting to academy status may choose to use these syllabi and should consult with the diocese when planning their RE curriculum.
Locally agreed syllabi offer planned units of work, guidance and assessment advice.
Schools can access the materials for their area by selecting one of the following two links:
The RE Statement of Entitlement for all Church schools and academies is available to download below.
Understanding Christianity is the exciting major resource from the Church of England to support the teaching of Christianity in religious education. The diocese offers training to support the use of this resource in all schools.
Learn, Teach, Lead RE hubs are up and running, offering school-to-school support in local areas around the diocese.
Each term, we offer a day’s course on an aspect of RE and training to support RE coordinators. See our CPD programme for continuing professional development opportunities.
Useful websites and resources for RE leaders can be accessed via the following links:
- Awareness, Mystery and Value the North Somerset and B&NES agreed syllabus
- Awareness, Mystery and Value the Somerset agreed syllabus
- Religious Studies BBC Bitesize
- Commission on Religious Education Report
- Learn, Teach, Lead RE
- National Association of Teachers of RE (NATRE)
- NATRE Assessment
- NATRE Anti Racist RE reaources
- NATRE Spirited Arts Competition
- RE Online
- Religious Education Quality Mark
Select the relevant SACRE web addresses for your area from the links below:
Who to contact
Pauline Dodds, Diocesan Schools Adviser (Wells Archdeaconry)