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

You may find the following publications of use:

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 18 February 2020.