RE in primary school - just been made subject leader and I need some advice please!

(11 Posts)
ConsiderablyHolierThanThou Sat 08-Jun-13 08:25:00

Ok so I am going to revise/update the school policy and I have found the online guidance from county about what we should be teaching. What I need now is the nitty gritty stuff, a decent scheme of work, some good books, stuff to actually help people teach RE. Our school is very poorly resourced but hopefully (due to a great new Headteacher) this is about to change.
Can anyone recommend any good websites, text books, DVDs and schemes of work. Thanks very much.

GoblinGranny Sat 08-Jun-13 08:32:53

Don't know where you are, but East Sussex have a useful syllabus.
https://czone.eastsussex.gov.uk/teachinglearning/curriculum/religiouseducation/Pages/syllabus.aspx

GoblinGranny Sat 08-Jun-13 08:35:00
ConsiderablyHolierThanThou Sat 08-Jun-13 08:44:22

Oh wow! GoblinGranny! Thank you so much. The E Sussex is very comprehensive and that cist page is exactly the sort of thing I was looking for. It seems crazy for everyone to be reinventing the wheel every time they teach a unit of RE - we have a reasonable amount of movement between classes/key stages so people are not just teaching the same year group each year and I'd like to set up a central bank of plans that people can work from each year (obviously adapting to suit their own class).
thanks thanks thanks

GoblinGranny Sat 08-Jun-13 09:03:05

I've pm'd you. smile

MrsBazinga Sat 08-Jun-13 10:44:20

I'd be slightly careful before spending time on your own scheme of work as RE is the one subject where you have to teach your local LEA/SACRE scheme of work, and these can vary hugely across the country. Do you not have a local scheme of work? Whereabouts are you (if you don't mind saying)? My LEA RE scheme of work was dull as anything, so I rewrote it using the same learning objectives and outcomes, but enlivening the activities. I did use ideas from other schemes of work, but had to make them fit my own counties outcomes IYSWIM...

MrsBazinga Sat 08-Jun-13 10:55:08

Having reread your OP more carefully, I think you're doing exactly what I did! Great links already, and if you need anything else, there were a few schemes that I really liked (Birmingham and Somerset were good).

ConsiderablyHolierThanThou Sun 09-Jun-13 06:56:37

Thanks Mrs Bazinga, yes that's the plan. I'd rather not say which county I'm but their guidance is rather wide and rather dull. I just wanted some more specifics really. I'll have a look for b'ham and Somerset, thanks! smile

SuffolkNWhat Sun 09-Jun-13 17:54:37

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

I'm a secondary HoD for RE but do transition stuff - feel free to pm me too if I can help!

Look on the NATRE website and persuade school to stump up the £49 for an annual subscription to RE today - definitely worth it!

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