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RE Support

RE leaders and teachers are invited to join an RE network for an hour once a term to discuss RE.  This meeting is free of charge.  

If you are interested in attending a network meeting please contact Gemma Kingston.

A range of courses and conferences are advertised each term in the RE bulletins.  These can be booked on Schools’ Choice CPD Online

  • Details of upcoming RE courses are available here.
  • For details of all our courses and conference for the 2019-2020 please click here.

Staff meetings
Schools may also contact Gemma Kingston, Schools' Adviser, directly about running courses locally, including staff meetings.

The DARE (Diocesan Adviser’s RE) Bulletin is normally issued each term.  It is sent directly to schools by email. Contact Jacqui Studd if you want to be on the mailing list.

Current RE and past RE bulletins for the last two years (PDF):

2020  2019  2018

Spring 2020

Spring 2 2020

Spring 2019 Spring 2018  +
Age-related expectations
for end of year assessments
    Summer 2018
    Autumn 2018 


Useful publications:

Diocesan Religious Education Policy (February 2020)
A model RE policy for church schools.

Teaching Religious Education in Foundation: Guidance for using the Suffolk Agreed Syllabus 2012
This pack is intended to support teachers and RE Subject Leaders as they implement or revise their statutory provision for RE in Foundation.

What do you think....SIAMS questions to ask about religious education
This booklet provides a range of questions to ask the people who should be able to tell you most about RE in your setting.  We believe that by asking the right questions, you will gain a better picture of how enjoyable and effective the RE is in your particular setting, and that this will provide a springboard for even better RE!

Religious Education in Church of England Schools - Statement of Entitlement Analysis 2019
Overview of aims and objectives of RE in church schools and of the RE Curriculum and what pupils, parents, teachers/leaders can expect.

Self-Evaluation/Audit Questions (Primary)
This audit tool from the Church of England is intended for RE teachers and subject leaders as a means of evaluating to what extent an RE curriculum is well-balanced.

Using Scrapbooks / class books in RE
Diocesan information for teachers, heads, subject leaders, governors and inspectors.

Schools can also find RE support from:

Religious Education Quality Mark

National Association for Teachers of Religious Education

Research for RE

Discovery Centre, Bury St Edmunds – The Cathedral DC team organise visits, festival days, storytelling and whole RE days, both at the cathedral and locally.  Contact Kim Judge 01284 748731 /

EEFA (East of England Faith Agency) – This group will help arrange visits and visitors from a variety of faith backgrounds.  Contact: 


Last updated 3 April 2020.