Welcome to our religious education (RE) webpages providing information, advice and resources to support the teaching of religious education in Gloucestershire and South Gloucestershire schools. If you can’t find what you are looking for, or you would like to find out more, please contact Debbie Helme on:
RE and Art Competition: Faith Encounters This is an exciting opportunity for pupils to link RE reflections with art to produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences or the experiences of others.
Entries are invited around the theme of ‘faith encounters’ and could include work on any of the major world faiths or focus on a very specific topic such as ‘What does it mean if Christians believe God is holy and loving?’ The intention is that this task could fit with the current RE unit the children are working on.
Entries must be no larger than A3, must be 2D and can be created using any medium and most be single or double mounted. They can be submitted by schools or as individual entries. The contestants name, age and an adult’s telephone contact number must be attached to the back of every picture.
All entries will be exhibited at De Crypt Gloucester as part of the Christian Arts Festival during April or May, exact timings are yet to be agreed but entries will need to be submitted by March 29 2019. The competition will be judged by a panel including professional Christian artists and there will be a prize for a winner from each key stage and runner up prizes.
Further information will follow shortly but to register your interest and to receive further information, please email including RE & Art Competition in the subject line of the email.
Other additional information regarding RE initiatives will be detailed soon, such as; Godly Play opportunities, RE Health Check, joint Cathedral & Mosque/Synagogue Visits, contact details for visitors and visits, Mastering Understanding Christianity training opportunities, new units to support sections of the Gloucestershire Syllabus, RE Moderation Tool, Viney Hill – exploring RE in an outdoor adventure context, Active RE and RE and dance.
2. Model template assessment proformas
3. Long term planning template single year groups (Gloucestershire schools)
4. Long term planning template two year rolling programme (Gloucestershire schools)
5. Long term planning template two class school (Gloucestershire schools).South Gloucestershire schools can access examples of long term planning by contacting
6. Feb 2019 Updated RE Statement of Entitlement for Church schools
Why should I go to a Deanery RE Hub Meeting? If you are an RE subject leader, if you enjoy teaching RE or even if you find RE a struggle then these hub meetings are for you! They are informal, after-school meetings within each deanery, which offer teachers the chance to meet together and talk about how RE is going in their schools. For those struggling it will provide a chance to talk to colleagues and get practical advice and tips to help move things forward, for those passionate about the subject it’s a chance to share what is going well and inspire others, for those leading the subject it’s a chance to keep up to date with resources, training and new initiatives.Each meeting is led by an RE Hub Leader who will loosely follow an agenda but will also allow opportunity for discussion. All are welcome and there is no cost. To help Hub Leaders make sure they have sufficient refreshments and resources, it’s helpful if you can tell them in advance you will be attending but not essential.