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Religious Education

Ensuring the provision of high-quality education is a major priority of the Board of Education. Through its RE & Christian Ethos Adviser, Ryan Parker, the Board supports work across all church schools in the Diocese and community schools in Bedfordshire, providing advice, training, conferences and networking opportunities for RE specialists.

Statement of Entitlement from the Church of England Education Office (2019)

Spiritual Development – Interpretations in the Classroom

Curriculum Design in Religious Education – Think Pieces

Curriculum Design in RE:                   Disciplinary RE:


#BalancedRE – Religion and Worldviews in a Broad and Balanced Curriculum (A Practical Tool)

The approach to RE curriculum design has been developed by four Diocesan RE advisers* for use in all schools and academies. This work has been developed in collaboration with teachers and subject experts over the last four years and has recently received support from the Church of England Education Office to facilitate its further development. The four advisers set out to try and achieve a balanced curriculum that enables pupils to hold balanced and well-informed conversations about religion and belief. This balanced approach will ensure that children and young people are able effectively develop their religious literacy. Implicit within this is the study of a range of religions, belief systems and worldviews.

A suite of resources to accompany this approach is currently being trialled by teachers and advisers who received training on the approach in November. This will be uploaded to this website in due course.

*Jane Chipperton (formerly Diocese of St Albans), Gillian Georgiou (Diocese of Lincoln), Olivia Seymour (Diocese of York) and Kathryn Wright (Diocese of Norwich)


Find out more about NATRE and your local group here.

RE Society of Bedfordshire

Newsletter – Autumn 2018

RESB Membership Form

For information about visitors and places of worship in Luton, please visit:

To support RE in Bedfordshire, please see the Bedford Faith Directory (listing faith and spiritual centres, sacred spaces and faith communities in and around Bedford)

Diocesan Resources

Old Testament Bible Stories

New Testament Bible Stories

General Resources

EYFS Resources

Parables Project

Trinity Resource Pack

REsiliance (England)  is a school-based self evaluation, planning and training opportunity for teachers of RE.

National briefings and reviews


Voices of faith and belief in schools

RE Council of England & Wales:

Research for RE

Leaflet from the RE Council on the benefits of studying RE

Practice Code for Teachers of RE

RE Council Review of RE in England (2013) 

Commission on Religious Education

Religion and Worldview: The Way Forward. A national plan for RE

Executive Summary (Religion and Worldview: The Way Forward)

Religious Education for All – Interim Report

Religious Education for All – Executive Summary

State of the Nation Report


House of Commons Briefing Paper (2016): Religious Education in schools (England).

Assessment without Levels in RE project, click here.

Assessment: teachers’ toolkit for pupils’ progress


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