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Religious Education


Ensuring the provision of high quality education is a major priority of the Board of Education. Through the work of its RE Adviser, Jane Chipperton, 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.

Conferences and training

The RE Society of Bedfordshire training event: Bridging the gap between GCSE and A level – helping students to develop academic literacy through Religious Studies

Thursday 4 May (9.30am – 12.30pm: GCSE; 1.30pm-3.30pm: A level)

The Rufus Centre, Steppingley Road, Flitwick, Beds, MK45 1AH

Please click here for more information.

National Conference for Subject Leaders of RE in Church Primary and Secondary Schools

‘RE for life in modern Britain’

This conference will take place on Thursday 27 June 2017 – for more information and the booking form please click here.

Click here for the schedule for training on Understanding Christianity.

RE Society of Bedfordshire

Spring 2017 Newsletter

Diocesan Resources

Bedford Faith Directory (listing faith and spiritual centres, sacred spaces and faith communities in and around Bedford): click here.

Old Testament Bible Stories

New Testament Bible Stories

RE Update (Jan 2016) (please e-mail if you need the password)

Also please visit our Resources pages for further ideas.


General Resources

EYFS Resources

Parables Project

Trinity Resource Pack


National briefings and reviews

Church of England Education Office:

Statement of Entitlement from the National Society

RE Council of England & Wales:

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)

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

Assessment without Levels in RE project, click here.

Assessment: teachers’ toolkit for pupils’ progress


RE Quality Mark (REQM)

REQM is a nationally recognised scheme that supports schools in evaluating their practice in RE. Grants are awarded to schools in Bedfordshire to support preparation for assessment. Further information can be found here: This is an open website, so schools can use the evaluation tool to improve RE without applying for an award in the first instance.


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