RE in Schools

Religious Education plays a central role in offering the broad and balanced curriculum that will enable students to participate fully in life in modern Britain and the wider world. It aims to enable young people to hold informed and balanced conversations about religions and beliefs. It sets out to provide a safe environment where they can explore their own ideas and learn to evaluate the opinions of others.

Through the study of a wide range of religious and non-religious worldviews, students in the Oxford Diocese are encouraged to answer challenging questions such as “Did Jesus really do miracles?” and investigate the ways in which religious practice and belief informs and influences society.

Support, resources and training are essential in enabling teachers to achieve the best for their pupils and a dedicated RE adviser is available to schools in the diocese. Details of the training, support and resources are found on this website.

We encourage all our schools to go beyond the statutory requirements for RE, and deliver high quality challenging lessons. Secondary schools are also encouraged to participate in an RE Ambassador scheme, training older students to go into primary schools to give presentations about matters of faith and belief.

For more information or to request support speak to the Link Adviser for your school or contact the RE Adviser, Anne Andrews.