Religious Education - Support, Resources, and Information

Documents for Ofsted and Curriculum Planning

Teaching Controversial Issues Toolkit

Suffolk SACRE under the leadership of Jan McGuire 2016/17 (The Advisor to Haringey SACRE) and with contributions from many Suffolk teachers produced this suite of resources for working with schools on the PREVENT Agenda. The Toolkit provides a bank of exemplar resources that introduces a 6 step teaching methodology for the delivery of controversial and sensitive issues in the RE classroom. The resource won a special commendation and National Accord Award 2017. The Teaching Controversial Issues Toolkit was adopted by the UN in 2018. All schools have free access to these materials



Other RE Resources

Please see resources for teachers below:

  • Ofsted publishes research review on religious education  -This review looks at religious education (RE). From: Ofsted. Published. 12 May 2021. The latest review draws on our education inspection framework ( EIF) and other religious education issues
  • NATRE - Are you looking for. RE Resources. REtoday magazine. Curriculum Books. Courses & conferences. Advice from RE Advisors. Access to Local Groups. Get all this and more
  • Westhill - Barnet Teachers and Barnet SACRE, under the support of the national religious education and worldviews adviser to schools- Jan McGuire, have produced a series of support materials around the VAT pedagogy. V Vocabulary, A Artefacts and T Texts and stories is built into every single lesson as a way to support non-specialist RE teachers and to provide a rich and in depth learning experience in the classroom
  • RE:ONLINE - New to RE:ONLINE? See our quick guide on what to find in each of the areas of the site. Read more . Resource of the Month ‘Theologies of Reading’. How holy texts are read in a variety of ways in Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Read more . Free self-study courses. Four short courses to choose from . Read more . Research
  • - RE matters has a range of useful Religious Education, SMSC and Collective Worship materials and links to virtual tours and recordings of people of faith
  • BBC Bitesize KS2 Religious Education - KSReligious Education learning resources for adults, children, parents and teachers organised by topic
  • Theos Think Tank -Enriching society. This new animated film by Emily Downe, created in partnership with Culham St Gabriel’s Trust and Canterbury Christ Church University, unpacks the idea of worldviews