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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.  We use the RE Quality Mark materials to guide our discussions. 

  • Dates for RE Network Meetings in the Summer 2019 will be available shortly.

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 Summer terms 2019 please click here.

Staff meetings
Schools may also contact Helen Matter directly about running courses locally, including staff meetings.

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

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

2019  2018 2017 2016
Spring 2019 Spring 2018  +
Age-related expectations
for end of year assessments
Spring 2017  
  Summer 2018 Summer 2017   
  Autumn 2018  Autumn 2017 Autumn 2016

RE surgery
On the first Thursday each month, Helen Matter is at the Cathedral Discovery Centre in Bury St Edmunds, between 4.00 and 6.00pm.  RE subject leaders are invited for a chat!  Please let Helen know you are coming. 

Schools can also find RE support from:

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 Helen Woodroffe on 01284 748734 / 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 10 April 2019.