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Primary Unit Plans and Support Materials

Read this first!

How to find what you need to teach your RE lessons.
> pdf 241KB

EYFS: Who am I and where do I belong?

> pdf 378KB

EYFS: Why do we have celebrations?

> pdf 383KB

EYFS: What makes a place special?

> pdf 384KB

EYFS: What can we learn from stories?

> pdf 410KB

EYFS: What makes something special? NOV23

> pdf 357KB

EYFS: What makes our world wonderful?

> pdf 411KB

Read this first!

How to find what you need to teach your RE lessons.
> pdf 241KB

CHRISTIANITY Year 1: What is the ‘Nativity’ and why is it important to Christians?

Unit plan and support materials

CHRISTIANITY Year 1: What is the ‘Nativity’ and why is it important to Christians? APR24

> pdf 554KB

CHRISTIANITY Year 1: What do Christians learn from stories of Jesus?

Unit plan and support materials

CHRISTIANITY Year 1: What do Christians learn from stories of Jesus?

> pdf 469KB

CHRISTIANITY Year 1: Why do Christians call God ‘creator’?

Unit plan, support materials and resources

CHRISTIANITY Year 1: Why do Christians call God ‘creator’?

> pdf 432KB

In the beginning - story for session 2

This is a join-in, add-in story. There is a PowerPoint to go with it.
> pdf 152KB

In the beginning PowerPoint

This goes with the story script
> pptx 2534KB

CHRISTIANITY Year 2: What is God like for Christians?

Unit plan and support materials

CHRISTIANITY Year 2: What is God like for Christians?

> pdf 468KB

CHRISTIANITY Year 2: Why is giving important to Christians?

Unit plan and support materials. Resources will be uploaded as we complete them

CHRISTIANITY Year 2: Why is giving important to Christians?

> pdf 464KB

CHRISTIANITY Year 2: Why is giving important to Christians?

PowerPoint Resource
> pptx 1780KB

CHRISTIANITY Year 2: Why do Christians call Jesus ‘Saviour’?

Unit plan and support materials

CHRISTIANITY Year 2: Why do Christians call Jesus ‘Saviour’? NOV23

> pdf 511KB

ISLAM: What is important for Muslim families?

Unit plan and support materials

ISLAM: What is important for Muslim families?

> pdf 716KB

JUDAISM: What is the Torah and why is it so important to Jewish families?

Unit plan, support materials and resources

JUDAISM: What is the Torah and why is it so important to Jewish families?

> pdf 386KB

JUDAISM: What is the Torah and why is it so important to Jewish families

This PowerPoint is for use in session 4
> pptx 11735KB

JUDAISM: Why do Jewish families celebrate the gift of Shabbat?

Unit plan and support materials

JUDAISM: Why do Jewish families celebrate the gift of Shabbat?

> pdf 406KB

ISLAM: Who is Allah and how do Muslims worship Him?

Unit plan and support materials

ISLAM: Who is Allah and how do Muslims worship Him?

> pdf 395KB

THEMATIC: Why should we look after the world?

Unit plan and support materials

THEMATIC: Why should we look after the world?

> pdf 748KB

THEMATIC: Is prayer important to everyone?

Unit plan and support materials

THEMATIC: Is prayer important to everyone?

> pdf 602KB

THEMATIC: Why do people tell stories?

Unit plan, support materials and resources

THEMATIC: Why do people tell stories?

> pdf 677KB

THEMATIC: Why do people tell stories? JAN24

A PowerPoint resource with video links
> pptx 17952KB

THEMATIC: What makes a good leader?

Unit plan, support materials and resources

THEMATIC: What makes a good leader?

> pdf 555KB

THEMATIC: What makes a good leader? NOV23

This is a PowerPoint for this unit
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THEMATIC: What makes a good leader?

A resource created by Jennie, who is a Humanist
> pdf 715KB

THEMATIC: What makes a good leader? NOV23

A resource created by Rosslyn, who is a Christian
> pptx 6472KB

THEMATIC Y2. Is giving better than receiving?

Unit plan, support materials and resources. This unit is recommended for Y2

THEMATIC Y2: Is giving better than receiving?

> pdf 512KB

THEMATIC Y2: Is giving better than receiving?

PowerPoint resource for use with session 3
> pptx 3977KB

Read this first!

How to find what you need to teach your RE lessons.
> pdf 241KB

CHRISTIANITY: Theological Concept Cards

For use with all Christianity Units
> pdf 84KB

CHRISTIANITY Year 3: How did Jesus change lives – and how is it ‘good news?’

Unit plan and support materials

CHRISTIANITY Year 3: How did Jesus change lives – and how is it ‘good news?’

> pdf 419KB

CHRISTIANITY Year 3: What’s the Bible’s ‘big story’ – and why is it like treasure for Christians?

Unit plan, support materials and resources

CHRISTIANITY Year 3: What’s the Bible’s ‘big story’ – and why is it like treasure for Christians? APR24

> pdf 533KB

The Big Bible Story Line

PowerPoint Resource
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CHRISTIANITY Y3: What's the Bible's 'big story' - and why is it like treasure for Christians?

This is the script & props list for 'What's in the Bible?' (session 1)
> pdf 179KB

EXTRA RESOURCE - Jacqui Parkinson Creation textile panels NOV23

For use with this unit if required. Please check for repetition with other units & use to match unit objective...
> pptx 3225KB

CHRISTIANITY Y3: What's the Bible's 'big story' - and why is it like treasure for Christians?

This is a PowerPoint resource to accompany the sessions in the non-statutory support materials
> pptx 17101KB

CHRISTIANITY Year 3: How can artists help us to understand what Christians believe and do?

Unit plan and support materials

CHRISTIANITY Year 3: How can artists help us to understand what Christians believe and do?

> pdf 426KB

CHRISTIANITY Year 4: What did God promise to his people?

Unit plan, support materials and resources

CHRISTIANITY Year 4: What did God promise to his people? DEC23

> pdf 439KB

CHRISTIANITY Year 4: What did God promise to his people?

RESOURCE containing quotes
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CHRISTIANITY Year 4: For Christians, is communion a celebration, or an act of remembrance?

Unit plan, support materials and resources

CHRISTIANITY Year 4: For Christians, is communion a celebration, or an act of remembrance?

> pdf 459KB

CHRISTIANITY Year 4: For Christians, is communion a celebration or act of remembrance? NOV23

This is a DRAFT PowerPoint for this unit. More photos to come
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CHRISTIANITY Year 4: What did Jesus say about God’s Kingdom & why is it ‘good news’?

Unit plan and support materials

CHRISTIANITY Year 4: What did Jesus say about God’s kingdom & why is it ‘good news’?

> pdf 445KB

HUMANISM: How do non-religious people celebrate new life?

Unit plan and support materials

HUMANISM: How do non-religious people celebrate new life? APR24

> pdf 418KB

HUMANISM: How do non-religious people celebrate new life?

HEXAGONS activity
> docx 3847KB

SIKHI: What do Sikhs value?

Unit plan, support materials and resources

SIKHI What do Sikhs value? FEB24

Unit plan
> pdf 436KB

SIKHI: What do Sikhs value?

How Might a Sikh's beliefs impact their daily life QUOTES
> pdf 152KB

SIKHI: What do Sikhs value?

Quotes from the Gurus - and from Inderjeet (Session 5)
> pptx 669KB

ISLAM: How does ‘ibadah’ (worship) show what’s important to Muslims?

Unit plan, support materials and resources

ISLAM: How does ‘ibadah’ (worship) show what’s important to Muslims? APR24

> pdf 477KB

How does 'ibadah' (worship) show what's important to Muslims JAN24

PowerPoint Resource
> pptx 9865KB

JUDAISM: What are important times for Jewish people?

Unit plan, support materials and resources

JUDAISM: What are important times for Jewish people? MAR24

> pdf 505KB

LKS2 JUDAISM: What are important times for Jewish people? QUOTES NOV23

Quotes about Bar/Bat Mitzvah, to support session 1
> pdf 111KB

THEMATIC: Are words more important than actions?

Unit plan and support materials

THEMATIC: Are words more important than actions? APR24

> pdf 530KB

THEMATIC: Why do people make promises?

Unit plan and support materials. Resources will be uploaded as we complete them

THEMATIC: Why do people make promises?

> pdf 525KB

THEMATIC: Why do people make promises? MAY24

PowerPoint resource for this unit
> pptx 2486KB

THEMATIC: What is the ‘Golden Rule’ and why do so many people live by it?

Unit plan and support materials. Resources will be uploaded as we complete them

THEMATIC: What is the ‘Golden Rule’ and why do so many people live by it?

> pdf 490KB

THEMATIC: What is the ‘Golden Rule’ and why do so many people live by it?

POWERPOINT & VIDEO RESOURCE COMING SOON
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THEMATIC: How do people use creative ways to express their beliefs?

Unit plan and support materials. Resources will be uploaded as we complete them

THEMATIC: How do people use creative ways to express their beliefs? MAY24

PowerPoint resource for this unit
> pptx 13655KB

THEMATIC: How do people use creative ways to express their beliefs?

> pdf 607KB

EXTRA RESOURCE - Jacqui Parkinson Creation textile panels NOV23

This resource could be used with this unit, as part of sessions 2-4. Please check for repetition with other un...
> pptx 3225KB

THEMATIC: How do people try to make the world a fairer place?

Unit plan and support materials. Resources will be uploaded as we complete them

THEMATIC: How do people try to make the world a fairer place?

> pdf 622KB

THEMATIC: How do people try to make the world a fairer place?

POWERPOINT & VIDEO RESOURCE COMING SOON
> KB

Read this first!

How to find what you need to teach your RE lessons.
> pdf 241KB

CHRISTIANITY: Theological Concept Cards

For use with all Christianity Units
> pdf 84KB

CHRISTIANITY Year 5: How did the Church begin, and where is it now?

Unit plan, support materials and resources

CHRISTIANITY Year 5: How did the Church begin, and where is it now? MAR24

> pdf 476KB

Y5: How did the Church begin and where is it now? JAN24

A resource showing Orthodox chrismation (joining)
> pdf 2349KB

Y5: How did the Church begin and where is it now? HEXAGONS

Use these as part of session 5
> docx 3847KB

CHRISTIANITY Year 5: Why is the idea of ‘rescue’ so important to Christians?

Unit plan, support materials and resources

CHRISTIANITY Year 5: Why is the idea of ‘rescue’ so important to Christians?

> pdf 481KB

Y5 Why is the idea of rescue so important to Christians - and how does the Bible show this?

This is a PowerPoint resource to accompany the sessions in the non-statutory support materials
> pptx 10393KB

Script for Y5 story: The Rescue Plan

This contains a list of props that you will need to tell the story - or you can borrow the box from Church Hou...
> pdf 1053KB

CHRISTIANITY Y5: Why is the idea of rescue so important to Christians? (BIG RESCUE PLAN) FEB24

This is a PowerPoint picture version of the Big Rescue Plan story
> pptx 3020KB

CHRISTIANITY Year 5: What do Christians believe about creation?

Unit plan, support materials and resources

CHRISTIANITY Year 5: What do Christians believe about creation? APR24

> pdf 434KB

CHRISTIANITY Year 5: What do Christians believe about creation? APR24

PowerPoint Resource
> pptx 3870KB

EXTRA RESOURCE - Jacqui Parkinson Creation textile panels NOV23

This could be used as part of this unit. Please check for repetition with other units & use to match unit obje...
> pptx 3225KB

CHRISTIANITY Y5 What do Christians believe about creation?

A factsheet with extra links and information about Kiribati
> pdf 66KB

CHRISTIANITY Y5 What do Christians believe about creation? OCT23

In this video, Jacqui tells us about her childhood on Kiribati in Micronesia, and how climate change is impact...
> ONLINE

CHRISTIANITY Year 6: For Christians, what difference does it make to belong to God’s Kingdom?

Unit plan, support materials and resources

CHRISTIANITY Year 6: For Christians, what difference does it make to belong to God’s Kingdom?

> pdf 409KB

CHRISTIANITY Y6 For Christians, what difference does it make to belong to God's Kingdom

This is a PowerPoint to use with session 5
> pptx 3122KB

CHRISTIANITY Year 6: What do Christians believe about the Messiah – and why is it good news?

Unit plan, support materials and resources

CHRISTIANITY Year 6: What do Christians believe about the Messiah – and why is it good news? FEB24

> pdf 1061KB

CHRISTIANITY Y6: What do Christians believe about the Messiah - and why is it 'good news'? APR24

This PowerPoint accompanies session 4
> pptx 15938KB

CHRISTIANITY Y6: What do Christians believe about the Messiah - and why is it 'good news'?

Notes about painting, session 4
> pdf 2687KB

CHRISTIANITY Year 6: How is God Three – and yet One?

Unit plan, support materials and resources

CHRISTIANITY Y6: How is God Three - and yet One?

This is the script & props list for the reflective story 'Always There', for session 2
> pdf 594KB

CHRISTIANITY Year 6: How is God Three – and yet One?

> pdf 484KB

Y6 CHRISTIANITY: How is God Three - and yet One? DEC23

This PowerPoint accompanies session 5, with optional resources for session 6
> pptx 4526KB

BUDDHISM: What is the ‘Buddhist way of life’?

Unit plan and support materials

BUDDHISM: What is the ‘Buddhist way of life’? FEB 24

> pdf 488KB

HINDU (SANATANA) DHARMA: Why should Hindus (Sanatanis) live a good life?

Unit plan, support materials and resources

HINDU (SANATANA) DHARMA: Why should Hindus (Sanatanis) live a good life? OCT23

> pdf 615KB

HINDU (SANATANA) DHARMA: Why should Hindus (Sanatanis) live a good life?

This is a PowerPoint for this unit
> pptx 407KB

HINDU (SANATANA) DHARMA: What helps Hindus (Sanatanis) to worship? OCT23

Unit plan and support materials

HINDU (SANATANA) DHARMA: What helps Hindus (Santanis) to worship? OCT23

> pdf 564KB

ISLAM: What helps Muslims to live a good life?

Unit plan and support materials. Resources will be uploaded as we complete them

ISLAM: What helps Muslims to live a good life? MAY24

> pdf 449KB

What helps Muslims to live a good life? MAY24

PowerPoint Resource
> pptx 7175KB

JUDAISM: What does it mean to be part of a synagogue community?

Unit plan, support materials and resources

JUDAISM: What does it mean to be part of a synagogue community? FEB24

> pdf 479KB

UKS2 JUDAISM: What does it mean to be part of a synagogue community?

This PowerPoint accompanies sessions 2-4 and is a DRAFT version as it is incomplete
> pptx 13417KB

UKS2 JUDAISM: What does it mean to be part of a synagogue community?

Quotes for the Diamond Nine activity in session 5
> pdf 133KB

THEMATIC Y6: Who am I and where do I belong?

Unit plan, support materials and resources

THEMATIC Y6: Who am I and where do I belong?

> pdf 504KB

THEMATIC Y6: Who am I and where do I belong?

This is a Speakers' Forum resource for use with this unit, showing speakers' profiles
> pdf 647KB

THEMATIC Y6: Who am I and where do I belong?

Quotes about learning from each other as part of interfaith dialogue
> pdf 245KB

THEMATIC: What can be done to reduce racism? Can RE help? (NATRE materials)

Unit plan and support materials

THEMATIC: What can be done to reduce racism? Can RE help? (NATRE materials) MAY24

These resources have been written by RE Today and are freely available to schools
> pdf 356KB

THEMATIC: What does it mean to live a good life?

Unit plan and support materials. Resources will be uploaded as we complete them

THEMATIC: What does it mean to live a good life?

> pdf 501KB

THEMATIC: What does it mean to live a good life? APR24

This is a PowerPoint resource for sessions 2&3, exploring how people from 5 different beliefs answer this ques...
> pptx 3876KB

THEMATIC: Is life a journey?

Unit plan and support materials. Resources will be uploaded as we complete them

THEMATIC: Is life a journey? MAY24

> pdf 547KB

THEMATIC: Is life a journey? MAY24

PowerPoint and video resource for session 3 of this unit
> pptx 8464KB

THEMATIC: How did all begin?

Unit plan and support materials

THEMATIC: How did all begin?

> pdf 490KB
EYFS in the Revised Syllabus

EYFS - Getting RE-ady for the Revised RE Syllabus Slides

Slides for your use, the script is in the notes under each slide. If your school system will not allow you to...
> pptx 2735KB

EYFS Complete FEB24

This contains all 6 key questions and guidance about how they fit with the ELGs, Characteristics of Effective...
> pdf 1661KB

FAQs about EYFS in the Revised RE Syllabus

> pdf 181KB
Concept Maps for the Faith and Beliefs in the RE Syllabus

Buddhism Concept Map

> pdf 259KB

Christianity Concept Map

> pdf 228KB

Christianity Key Stage One Concept Map

> pdf 237KB

Hindu (Sanatana) Dharma Concept Map

> pdf 302KB

Humanism Concept map

> pdf 396KB

Judaism Concept Map

> pdf 269KB

Sikhi Concept Map

> pdf 260KB

Islam Concept Map

> pdf 244KB

Concept map Booklet

23 May 2022
> pdf 1131KB

CHRISTIANITY: Theological Concept Cards

For use with all Christianity Units
> pdf 84KB
Resources to support teachers

KS1 Islam

This factsheet for KS1 teachers provides an overview of beliefs and practices in Islam
pdf 485KB

KS1 Judaism

This factsheet for KS1 teachers provides an overview of beliefs and practices in Judaism
pdf 529KB

KS2 Buddhism

This factsheet for KS2 teachers provides an overview of beliefs and practices in Buddhism
pdf 802KB

KS2 Hindu (Sanatana) Dharma

This factsheet for KS2 teachers provides an overview of beliefs and practices in Hindu (Sanatana) Dharma
pdf 790KB

KS2 Humanism as a non-religious worldview

This factsheet for KS2 teachers provides an overview of beliefs and practices in Humanism
pdf 788KB

KS2 Islam

This factsheet for KS2 teachers provides an overview of beliefs and practices in Islam
pdf 576KB

KS2 Judaism

This factsheet for KS2 teachers provides an overview of beliefs and practices in Judaism
pdf 584KB

KS2 Sikhi

This factsheet for KS2 teachers provides an overview of beliefs and practices in the Sikhi religion
pdf 589KB

From page to classroom - compulsory units planning questions

pdf 31KB

'From page to classroom' video tutorial: planning the compulsory units

ONLINE

'From page to classroom' video tutorial: planning the thematic units

ONLINE

From page to classroom - thematic units planning questions

pdf 120KB
Materials for School Leaders

FAQs on the New RE Syllabus Community schools

FAQs for community Schools November 2022
> pdf 178KB

Video Materials Support the New RE Syllabus FEB24

Feb 2024 This documents contains links to all the videos we have created to support schools as they introduce...
> pdf 257KB

Golden Threads and Progression Document (January 23)

Progression through the lenses of God, Community, Identity
> pdf 298KB

Golden Threads Mapping Tool

A tool to help teachers track the progression of a concept through the primary years (January 23)
> pdf 205KB

Statement of Entitlement for RE in Church Schools

For Church Schools 2019
> pdf 144KB

Mixed Age Classes Long Term Plan

Sample long term plan for mixed age classes shared by St Mark's CE Primary School Farnborough
> pdf 902KB

End of phase expectations with skills and curriculum context

This includes a progression of skills
> pdf 331KB

Model Policy for Religious Education Church Schools

14 February 2024
> docx 242KB

The Vision Tool

For Church Schools May 2022
> pdf 202KB

FAQs on the New RE Syllabus Church Schools

For Church Schools May 2022
> pdf 207KB

Adjustments made to units of work MAY24

This document details which units have had updates, and when
> pdf 218KB

RE-sourcing RE FAQs & EXTRAS! Dec23

This document provides some extra resource links and was correct at time of publication
> pdf 354KB

Assessment in the New RE Syllabus JAN24

> pdf 247KB
Governors Meeting Materials Summer 2023

Governors' Briefing Paper VA Church Schools

A paper to distribute to governors before their meeting to adopt the New Surrey Agreed Syllabus for Religious...
pdf 272KB

Presentation to Governors VA Schools

Slides for use in a governors meeting. Please edit to suit your school context.
pptx 6202KB

Briefing Paper for Governors in VA Schools

pdf 272KB

Governors' Briefing Paper VC church schools in Surrey

A paper to distribute to governors before their meeting to inform them about the New Surrey Agreed Syllabus fo...
pdf 291KB

Presentation to Governors VC church schools

Slides for use in a governors meeting. Please edit to suit your school context.
pptx 6183KB

Presentation to Governors in Community Schools and Academies

Slides for use in a governors meeting. Please edit to suit your school context.
pptx 6183KB

Briefing Paper for Governors Surrey Community Schools and Academies

A paper to distribute to governors before their meeting to inform them about the New Surrey Agreed Syllabus fo...
pdf 287KB

UKS2 Year 5 Christianity Why is the Idea of Rescue so Important to Christians?

For use with the governors' briefing presentation all junior schools
pdf 496KB

UKS2 Thematic Unit Is Life a Journey?

For use with the governors' briefing presentation all Junior schools
pdf 573KB

KS1 Thematic Unit Is Giving Better than Receiving?

For use with the governors' briefing presentation all infant or primary schools
pdf 553KB

KS1 Christianity Unit Why is Giving Important to Christians?

For use with the governors' briefing presentation all infant or primary schools
pdf 464KB

EYFS Sample unit

For use with the governors' briefing presentation all infant or primary schools
pdf 294KB
Staff Meeting Materials Summer 2023

Assessment in the New RE Syllabus Slides JAN24

These slides cover assessment they could be used as part of the introduction to the materials or later
> pptx 1914KB

Staff Meeting Slides

Slides for use in a staff meeting. Please edit to suit your school context.
> pptx 9811KB

KS1 Why is Giving Important to Christians?

Unit for use with staff meeting slides
> pdf 464KB

KS1 Who is Allah and how do Muslims Worship him?

Unit for use with staff meeting slides
> pdf 413KB

KS1 Why do Jewish families celebrate the gift of Shabbat?

Unit for use with staff meeting slides
> pdf 406KB

KS1 Thematic- Is giving better than receiving?

Unit for use with staff meeting slides
> pdf 494KB

Y2 Curriculum overview examplar

Worked example to use with staff meeting slides
> pdf 320KB

UKS2 What helps Muslims to live a good life?

Unit for use with staff meeting slides (Junior school version)
> pdf 470KB

UKS2 What does it mean to be part of a synagogue community?

Unit for use with staff meeting slides (Junior school version)
> pdf 495KB

UKS2 Why is the idea of rescue so important to Christians?

Unit for use with staff meeting slides (Junior school version)
> pdf 496KB

UKS2 thematic - What does to mean to live a good life?

Unit for use with staff meeting slides (Junior school version)
> pdf 533KB

Staff meeting slides Junior School version

Slides for use in a staff meeting. KS2 examples are used Please edit to suit your school context.
> pptx 4090KB
Curriculum Overviews

Mixed Age Classes Example Long Term Plan

An example long term plan shared by St Mark's Primary Farnborough
> pdf 901KB

Primary Curriculum Overview

Outline of units from EYFS to year 6 (March 23)
> pdf 314KB

Key Stage One Overview with details

Includes details about the content and links with previous learning and next steps (March 23)
> pdf 229KB

Lower Key Stage Two Overview with details

Includes details about the content and links with previous learning and next steps (March 23)
> pdf 206KB

Upper Key Stage Two Overview with details

Includes details about the content and links with previous learning and next steps (March 23)
> pdf 222KB

Key Stage One

Curriculum overview in Word for schools to edit
> docx 305KB

Lower Key Stage Two

Curriculum overview in Word for schools to edit
> docx 288KB

Upper Key Stage Two

Curriculum overview in Word for schools to edit
> docx 299KB

Primary Curriculum Overview

Curriculum overview in Word for schools to edit
> docx 295KB

Primary: Introductory staff meeting

Only available with service purchase.
Video Tutorial

Unpacking Series Introduction to the New Surrey RE Syllabus FAQs

Document
pdf 292KB

Unpacking RE Introductory staff meeting

Tutorial
> ONLINE

Primary: Subject leaders and class teachers

Only available with service purchase.
Unpacking RE video tutorials: 1-8

1 Unpacking RE Assessment

Tutorial
ONLINE

1 Unpacking Series Assessment FAQs

Document
pdf 250KB

2 Unpacking RE Golden Threads

Tutorial
ONLINE

2 Unpacking RE Golden Threads FAQs

2 Unpacking RE Golden Threads FAQs
pdf 244KB

3 Unpacking RE Introduction for Subject Leaders:

Tutorial
ONLINE

3 Unpacking RE Introduction for Subject Leaders:

Document
pdf 291KB

4 Unpacking RE Personal Knowledge

Tutorial
ONLINE

4 Unpacking RE Personal Knowledge

Document
pdf 207KB

4 Unpacking RE Personal Knowledge

Document
pdf 183KB

5 Unpacking RE RE in Early Years Foundation Stage

Tutorial
ONLINE

5 Unpacking RE RE in Early Years Foundation Stage

Document
pdf 210KB

6 Unpacking RE Thematic units

Tutorial
ONLINE

6 Unpacking RE Thematic units FAQs

Document
pdf 255KB

7 Unpacking RE Compulsory units

Tutorial
ONLINE

7 Unpacking RE Compulsory units

Document
pdf 282KB

7 Unpacking RE Compulsory units

Document
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8 Unpacking RE Weaving your curriculum

Tutorial
ONLINE

8 Unpacking RE Weaving your curriculum

Document
pdf 269KB

Primary: Surrey Agreed Syllabus for RE (2023-2028) | Church School Governors

Only available with service or SLA purchase.
Video Tutorial

VA Church Schools Governors Briefing paper

Document
pdf 265KB

VC Church Schools Governors Briefing paper

Document
pdf 291KB

Unpacking RE for Church School Governors:

Tutorial
> ONLINE

Primary: Surrey Agreed Syllabus for RE (2023-2028) | Community School / Academy Governors

Only available with service purchase.
Video Tutorial

Unpacking RE for Governors Community Schools / Academies

Document
pdf 287KB

Unpacking RE for Governors Community Schools / Academies

Tutorial
> ONLINE

SIAMS

Available with your gdbe-elevate.org account
E-Resource for CofE Schools and Trusts, Guildford Diocese

SIAMS 2023 - Resource links for schools

Links to key documents
> pdf 126KB

Governor monitoring questions and activities SIAMS 2023

Suggestions for approaches to monitoring by governors
> pdf 276KB

Activity 3 - Monitoring the impact of the Christian vision

An activity to reflect on approaches to monitor and evaluate the impact of the Christian vision on the school...
> pdf 141KB

Activity 2 - A Christian vision for the school context

An activity for staff / governors to reflect on how the school's Christian vision responds to needs of the sch...
> pdf 99KB

Activity 1 - Understanding the school context

An activity for staff / governors to reflect on the context and needs of the school
> pdf 113KB

Link to SIAMS Documents and Templates

This link takes you to the most recent SIAMS documents
> pdf 87KB

Theological Underpinning of Your School Vision

Pamela Draycott September 2019
> docx 34KB

What Do They Think about Religious Education

Questions for governors to use when monitoring RE
> pdf 673KB

What do They Think About Collective Worship

Questions for governors to use when monitoring collective worship
> pdf 608KB

Governors' Annual Monitoring Schedule

For schools to adapt
> docx 183KB

Report of Governor Visit Proforma

For schools to adapt
> docx 181KB

Top Tips for Monitoring Religious Education

A tool for Governors
> pdf 593KB

Top Tips for Monitoring Collective Worship

A tool for governors
> pdf 585KB

School and Parish Links

A self evaluation tool
> docx 84KB

Monitoring Your School Website

A self evaluation tool
> docx 187KB

SIAMS Website Guidance

> pdf 107KB

SIAMS 2023 Staff training slides

Slides to be used by school leaders with staff to develop their awareness of SIAMS 2023
> pptx 15565KB

Activity 3 - Where is the Christian vision in action?

An activity for staff / governors to reflect on evidence of the Christian vision in action
> pdf 209KB

Activity 2 - A Christian vision for the school context

An activity for staff / governors to reflect on how the school's Christian vision responds to needs of the sch...
> pdf 99KB

Activity 1 - Understanding the school context

An activity for staff / governors to reflect on the context and needs of the school
> pdf 113KB

SIAMS 2023 Key resource links

Links to key documents to support range of areas of work
> pdf 126KB

Link to national SIAMS website

The national SIAMS website holds all the current guidance and templates for SIAMS
> pdf 87KB

SIAMS 2023 briefing - September 2023

Key information for schools regarding SIAMS 2023 framework
> pdf 220KB

Governance E-Resources

Available with your gdbe-elevate.org account - to register for an account please visit https://gdbe-elevate.org/register
Church School Governors - Induction Sessions

Induction Session 1 - Welcome to Church School Governors

with Alex Tear, Diocesan Director of Education - Guildford Diocese
ONLINE

Induction Session 2 - Governor's Responsibilities

with Matthew Rixson, Deputy Director of Education | Head of School Effectiveness - Diocese of Guildford
ONLINE

Induction Session 3 - Governors and SIAMS

with Susan Costa, SIAMS Officer - Diocese of Guildford
ONLINE

Induction Session 4 - Christian Distinctiveness

with Jane Whittington, Schools Officer Christian Distinctiveness - Diocese of Guildford
ONLINE

School Governance

Find our more about how we work - cofeguildford.org
ONLINE
Headteacher Appraisal - Tutorial Briefing for Governors

Headteacher Appraisal | a briefing tutorial for governors.

Video Tutorial
> ONLINE

Church House

We host our training courses in Guildford, in the Diocese of Guildford building ‘Church House’ situated within the landscaped grounds of the University of Surrey Research Park, southbound just off the A3.

We are located at 20 Alan Turing Road, Guildford GU2 7YF, with some adjacent parking available. 

  • Our reception is manned from 9.00am to 5.00pm and to ensure everyone’s safety, all attendees will be asked to register, sign in on entry and wear a visitor’s badge while on the premises.
  • Our venue is wheelchair accessible throughout the ground floor. Guide dogs are welcome by prior arrangement. Please contact us if you require any additional mobility or accessibility assistance.
  • We offer complimentary refreshments on all our courses. For day courses and programmes, we provide a catered sandwich lunch on the premises. We aim to cater for all dietary requirements where possible.

University of Surrey Research Park – Parking your vehicle
Course attendees arriving by car will be sent a car parking permit electronically (email) in advance of their training. Kindly note the option to select an e-parking permit must be done at the time of online booking. 

  • Once received, this e-parking permit should be printed and displayed in your windscreen for the duration of your visit. 
  • Please note a traffic warden patrols the research park and cars without valid passes will receive a penalty. 
  • Course attendees must park in the Church House, Guildford carpark, not in other adjacent carparks or the road around the Science Park.
  • GDBE elevate online e-parking permits are only valid within the Church House, Guildford carpark.
  • A car parking permit may also be obtained from our reception team on arrival.

The 'new' normal
As we learn to live with Corona Virus, we ask visitors to adhere to all local measures in place, to be mindful to ensure everyone’s safety when you visit us and to please follow official guidance by the Department of Health.

If you have any questions about the training course or meeting you are attending please do contact our School Services Manager directly by email or our central admin team admin@cofeguildford.org.uk and they will be pleased to assist.

If you prefer to contact us by phone then please contact our main switchboard and reception team by calling 01483 790300

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Church House, 20 Alan Turing Road, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7YF.

Training Terms and Conditions

GDBE elevate Training | Short courses and Programmes
To book our short courses and training programmes your school must be registered and have an account with us.
To access full information about all our training and to make your booking go to our training page.

  • Our face-to-face training venue is Church House Guildford, GU2 7YF.
  • Our live online training is delivered via Zoom.
  • All training support materials and resources are included.

Kindly note our DBE Leadership briefings, conferences and events are publicised and available to book using our secure platform – these are free or individually priced and not part of this offer

GDBE elevate Training | CANCELLATION POLICY
You retain the right to cancel at any point. We charge 20% of course fees for any cancellations made within the 2-week period before the start of a course. If you cancel after, or on the actual day of the course starting, we will invoice for the full fee.
We will refund any course fees if we must cancel.
Our course prices are carefully reviewed and considered each year in consideration of National, regional, and local education partners, service providers and teaching school hubs.

Corona Virus | Keeping you and others safe
We will continue to build on our offer to best support you, remotely or in person, throughout the coming year. We may, due to further unsettled periods, make adjustment to some elements where required. We will of course, keep you informed. Unless stated as being a being a LIVE ONLINE, our training courses are scheduled to take place at our venue Church House, Guildford GU2 7YF. 

Health and Safety guidance and procedures are always in place so we kindly ask you to follow these and additional Corona Virus measures prior to and when these when making a visit to Church House, Guildford – thank you. For additional needs please contact a member of our team prior to your visit.

Please contact our team | Email: gdbe-elevate@cofeguildford.org.uk  | Tel: 01483 484911

Minimum numbers: all of our events require a minimum number of delegates in order to proceed. If, due to low numbers, we decide we are unable to run a course you will be notified by email/phone at least 5 working days in advance of the event. You will be given the option to transfer to another course or given a full refund with no administration charge. Please note that if due to unforeseen circumstances a course facilitator is unable to attend on the day, we will endeavour to engage a replacement. If, however, we are unable to find a replacement we will notify you as soon as possible.

Training Venue | Church House Guildford - Parking
Our training courses take place, unless otherwise advised, at Church House Guildford, 20 Alan Turing Road, Guildford, Surrey GU2 7YF

All visitors to Church House Guildford and The Surrey Research Park must display a valid parking permit. Church House Guildford parking permits can be obtained electronically when booking a course. e-Parking permits are sent by email to delegates 5 days prior to the course, briefing, network meeting or event date.

  • Once received, this e-parking permit should be printed and displayed in your windscreen for the duration of your visit. 
  • Please note a traffic warden patrols the research park and cars without valid passes will receive a penalty. 
  • Course attendees must park in the Church House, Guildford carpark, not in other adjacent carparks or the road around the Science Park.
  • GDBE elevate online parking permits are only valid within the Church House, Guildford carpark.
  • A car parking permit may also be obtained from our reception team on arrival.

GDPR
Your Data When you register to attend an event, course or request a service your data is being collected on behalf of The Guildford Diocesan Board of Finance for the purpose(s) of administration detailed in Diocesan Board of Education Service Level Agreements to schools; for administration of our course(s), event(s) or service(s) you register to attend or request.

We require your consent and active opt-in to continue to send marketing information to you about other training and services we provide.

For further information on how we process personal data please take a look at our full Privacy Notice and Data policy.

Legal policies

Personal and Non-Commercial Use Limitation
Unless otherwise specified, the Services are for use within your school, personal and non-commercial use. You may not modify copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, create derivative works from, transfer, or sell any information, software, products or services obtained from the Services.

Notice Specific to Documents Available on this Web Site
Permission to use Documents (such as white papers, press releases, datasheets and FAQs) from the Services is granted, provided that (1) the below copyright notice appears in all copies and that both the copyright notice and this permission notice appear, (2) use of such Documents from the Services is for informational and non-commercial or personal use only and will not be copied or posted on any network computer or broadcast in any media, and (3) no modifications of any Documents are made. Accredited educational institutions, up to K-12, universities, private/public colleges, and state community colleges, may download and reproduce the Documents for distribution in the classroom. Distribution outside the classroom requires express written permission. Use for any other purpose is expressly prohibited by law, and may result in severe civil and criminal penalties. Violators will be prosecuted to the maximum extent possible.

Notices Regarding Software, Documents and Services Available on this Website
In no event shall The Diocesan Board of Finance and/or its respective suppliers be liable for any special, indirect or consequential damages or any damages whatsoever resulting from loss of use, data or profits, whether in an action of contract, negligence or other tortuous action, arising out of or in connection with the use or performance of software, documents, provision of or failure to provide services, or information available from the services.

Member Account, Password and Security
If any of the Services requires you to open an account, you must complete the registration process by providing us with current, complete and accurate information as prompted by the applicable registration form. You also will choose a password and a user name. You are entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and account. Furthermore, you are entirely responsible for any and all activities that occur under your account. You agree to notify The Guildford Diocesan Board of Finance immediately of any unauthorized use of your account or any other breach of security.

The Guildford Diocesan Board of Finance will not be liable for any loss that you may incur as a result of someone else using your password or account, either with or without your knowledge. However, you could be held liable for losses incurred by The Guildford Diocesan Board of Finance or another party due to someone else using your account or password. You may not use anyone else's account at any time, without the permission of the account holder.

No Unlawful or Prohibited Use
As a condition of your use of the Services, you will not use the Services for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms, conditions, and notices. You may not use the Services in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair any Guildford Diocesan Board of Finance server, or the network(s) connected to any Guildford Diocesan Board of Finance server, or interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment of any Services. You may not attempt to gain unauthorized access to any Services, other accounts, computer systems or networks connected to any Guildford Diocesan Board of Finance server or to any of the Services, through hacking, password mining or any other means. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available through the Services.

Links to Third Party Sites
The links in this area will let you leave Guildford Diocesan Board of Finance site. The linked sites are not under the control of Guildford Diocesan Board of Finance and Guildford Diocesan Board of Finance are not responsible for the contents of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site, or any changes or updates to such sites.

Support Package Terms and Conditions

Our aim is to provide GDBE elevate CORE support package and support add-ons along with a range of consultancy, training courses and programme bundles to help you deliver the best for your pupils. To help us to achieve this, we have published our general terms & conditions here. Should you have any concerns or queries that are not covered here, please contact us and we will do our best to assist you.

GDBE elevate CORE Package | Bundles and Support Add on 
All Support packages are valid for one academic year from the date of purchase. Where possible we will try to accommodate any specific needs you may have. 

GDBE elevate | Bundles and Support add ons | Cancellations
You retain the right to cancel at any point. If you would like to cancel your support package with us, you must notify us in writing 90 days before the date of your renewal is due. We require 28 days' notice for cancellation or rearrangement traded service request for in school training or consultancy. Brokered external traded services may carry up to 50% cancellation or rearrangement fee within the 28 days' notice period. Cancellation without notice or non-attendance for brokered external traded services incurs the full fee. (100% quoted fee +VAT).

Please contact our team | Email: gdbe-elevate@cofeguilford.org.uk  | Tel: 01483 484911

Cancellations Services
In the instance of the event, a service being cancelled we will endeavor to contact within the time frames above and in good time through the contact information given and seek to rearrange or offer alternate provision.

GDBE elevate | Pricing, Discounts & Concessions All prices quoted are exclusive of VAT and correct for the current academic year. We do not expect any change in prices but in the event of unforeseen circumstances, we reserve the right to change our pricing accordingly. Similarly, we reserve the right to withdraw any discounts or concessions accordingly. We offer a universal discount of 5% on any additional places (2 or more) booked on the same course or training programme. If there are any changes to pricing or to discounts, we will endeavour to notify you as soon as possible and you have the right to cancel, with no charge, should you so wish.

GDBE elevate | Invoicing & Payment 
Payment for all support packages and add-ons ordered, or courses and programmes booked, will be requested by invoice, and sent to the billing details listed on your account. Kindly note that our terms of payment are 30 days from the date of invoice. If you are unable to make payment, or if there is a dispute regarding the amount to be paid, please contact us as soon as possible so that we can resolve any issues. If payment is not made within 30 days, we reserve the right to charge interest on the outstanding amount.

GDPR | Your Data 
When you register to attend an event, course or request a service your data is being collected on behalf of the Guildford Diocesan Board of Finance for the purpose(s) of administration detailed in Diocesan Board of Education Service Level Agreements to schools; for administration of our course(s), event(s) or service(s) you register to attend or request.

We require your consent and active opt-in to continue to send marketing information to you about other training and services we provide.

For further information on how we process personal data please take a look at our full Privacy Notice and Data policy.

SLA Terms and Conditions

Our aim is to provide GDBE elevate CORE support package and support add-ons along with a range of consultancy, training courses and programme bundles to help you deliver the best for your pupils. To help us to achieve this, we have published our general terms & conditions here. Should you have any concerns or queries that are not covered here, please contact us and we will do our best to assist you.

Guildford Diocesan Services Limited (GDSL) | Diocesan Consultancy Services
GDBE elevate Directory sets out in detail the consultancy services offered by the Guildford Diocesan Board of Education (GDBE) on behalf of the Guildford Diocesan Board of Finance (GDBF) available from Guildford Diocesan Services Ltd (GDSL) which is a trading company set up for the purpose by the GDBF.

GDBE elevate Service Agreement Subscription | Termination of the Service
The GDBE elevate service agreement complete with it's CORE support package is valid for a period of one year starting on 1st September and will continue for successive periods of one year unless terminated on an anniversary by either party on the giving of three months’ notice.

Should a school/trust wish to terminate the service before the end of the agreed term, the following terms apply; three months' notice of the intention to terminate must be given, in writing, to the Diocesan Director of Education, Guildford Diocesan Board of Education (GDBE), Church House, Guildford, 20 Alan Turing Road, Guildford, Surrey GU2 7YF. The notice must be delivered by a 'signature on delivery service' to the GDBE at Church House, Guildford, 20 Alan Turing Road, Guildford, Surrey GU2 7YF.
Fees equivalent to six months payments will be due at the point of termination to account for early termination. Any refund of fees will be made at the point the service ceases.
Kindly note that you have the right to cancel your support package or bundle at any time. However, you will not receive a refund if there is less than 3 months left of the agreed agreement period or if you have already used up your package or bundle allocation.

gdbe-elevate.org | Our online platform
This is a secure online platform and booking system for GDBE service level agreements, consultancy services and training for all educators, schools and academy trusts.

GDBE elevate service agreement renewal | Online | gdbe-elevate.org
Each Spring we contact you to advise renewal in advance before the next new academic year.
We can work with you to plan in our support and advise partners to have everything in place for you by September, as required.

New subscription request | Online | gdbe-elevate.org
All requests should be made online using our secure platform gdbe-elevate.org. The advertising of the GDBE elevate Service Agreement on our secure platform constitutes an "invitation to treat" rather than a contractual offer. All online requests are provisional until approved by confirmation email. Purchase approval is subject to a two-step online approval process, firstly by the named School/Trust Account holder and then by the Diocese.

New Account Holders | New customers need to register for an online account before any bookings or service requests can be made.

Schools and Trusts must contact our School Services Manager by email gdbe-elevate@cofeguilford.org.uk to ensure that an approved School/Trust Account administrator for the school or trust is in place to authorise online transactions using gdbe-elevate.org platform.

Kindly Note: On registering for an account a single user ‘My Account’ is created and the appropriate permissions for the account set-up can be put place as a ‘School Account’ only by our Services Manager.

To make a GDBE elevate CORE subscription or renewal request online via our portal, the following steps must be taken: click "request CORE" in relation to the relevant SLA package subscription; if you are an existing user, you must go to the log in page and enter your login details; once you are logged in, you must consent to the online terms and conditions; we will then send you an initial acknowledgement.

Finally, we will send a GDBE elevate CORE subscription or renewal confirmation once the school/trust administrator has approved the CORE request from within its gdbe-elevate.org school account. Once the request has been approved school/trust account administrator, an automated email will be sent confirming school/trust membership and access to school/trust Service Level Agreement secure within the school/trust account. Only on subscription, can the CORE service and training package entitlement, benefits and discounts be automatically applied to online transactional bookings or bundle options.
For gdbe-elevate.org secure platform enquiries and support: gdbe-elevate@cofeguildford.org.uk

GDBE elevate | Limitation of Liability:
The Parties will be under no liability to each other whatsoever (whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, restitution or otherwise) for any indirect or consequential losses howsoever caused arising out of or in connection with this Agreement. Notwithstanding any other provision in this Agreement and save for sums properly payable by the Parties pursuant to this Agreement a Party’s aggregate liability to the other under this Agreement (whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, restitution or otherwise) for any damage or losses howsoever caused will be limited to the subscription payable for the current year only.

This clause shall survive the termination of this Agreement for whatever cause. For the purposes of the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 and notwithstanding any other provision of this agreement this agreement is not intended to, and does not, give any person who is not a party to it any right to enforce any of its provisions.

Resolving Disagreements: In the event of being dissatisfied with any part of the service, every effort should be made to resolve issues face to face with your appointed officer. Failing that, a written complaint should be sent to the Diocesan Director of Education.

Diocesan Director of Education,
Guildford Diocesan Board of Education (GDBE),
Church House, Guildford,
20 Alan Turing Road, Guildford,
Surrey GU2 7YF.

The Director will arrange for a senior officer to investigate and respond. Where this strategy fails, the complaint will be resolved by two members of the GDBE who will investigate and respond. Their judgement will be binding.