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.  Gemma Kingston, our Schools' Adviser, co-ordinates our support for RE teaching across Suffolk, including:

  • RE networks - RE leaders and teachers are invited to join this free network for an hour once a term to discuss RE - please note that this has been suspended until further notice.
  • 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 Gemma Kingston, Schools' Adviser, directly about running courses locally, including staff meetings.
  • Termly RE bulletinsThe 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.  For past issues please see below.
  • RE surgeries - for one-to-one advice, please contact Gemma Kingston

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

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 or to download, please see the:

Emmanuel Project page | Weblink

RE resources page | Weblink
Recent additions include guidance on the RE curriculum and what to include on school websites and a breakdown of SIAMS strand 7 on RE

Diocesan Religious Education Policy (February 2020)  | PDF

For one-to-one advice, please contact Gemma Kingston or call 01473 298570. 


Past copies of the DARE newsletter

Summer 2020

Spring (2) 2020

Spring 2020

Spring 2019


Last updated 15 July 2020.