Religious Education

We seek to support maintained schools, academies and free schools, all of which must by law provide Religious Education for pupils (5-18). We have a particular responsibility for C of E schools, where RE is regularly inspected. 

RE Support

  • RE networks 
    • RE leaders and teachers are invited to join this free network for an hour to discuss RE - details about future sessions to follow
  • Conferences / courses 
    • a range of courses and conferences are advertised each term in the RE DARE bulletins, see our training page for more information
  • Staff meetings
    • schools may also contact us directly about running courses locally, including staff meetings.
  • Termly RE bulletins 
    • The DARE (Diocesan Adviser’s RE) Bulletin is normally issued each term.  For the current and past issues please see below.  It is sent directly to schools by email. Contact Jacqui Studd if you want to be on the mailing list. 
  • RE surgeries 

Heads, governors and RE leaders in C of E schools must be familiar with: 
The Church of England National Statement of Entitlement for RE (February 2019) | PDF

Also available:

Diocesan Religious Education Policy (February 2020, updated February 2024)  | PDF

RE Governance: guidance for Foundation Governors | PDF

For information on RE schemes of work, please click here.

RE resources

We also have a best-selling RE scheme of work, the Emmanuel Project which is suitable for all primary schools (R - Y6) and has been sold nationally. For details about the Emmanuel Project and other RE resources to buy, please see:

Emmanuel Project page | Weblink

Lord's Prayer CD | Weblink

Great Prayer and Worship Adventure | Weblink

Ngara Crosses | Weblink

There are also downloadable RE resources, please see the links opposite under RE and also:

Knowledge Organisers | Weblink

RE for subject leaders | Padlet

Subject knowledge for RE Leaders | Padlet

Other RE resources page | Weblink

Past copies of the DARE newsletter

Spring 2023 2 | PDF

Spring 2023 1 | PDF

Spring 2022 | PDF

Summer 2021 | PDF

Spring 2021 | PDF

Autumn 2020 | PDF

Summer 2020 | PDF

Spring (2) 2020 | PDF

Spring 2020 | PDF


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