Primary: Surrey Community School RE Subject Leader Network

Intended Audience: This briefing is for RE subject leaders in Surrey Community Primary Schools and Academies.

These networks are to provide:


  • updates on local and national developments in R.E.
  • awareness of useful and new resources in RE
  • opportunities to network with other colleagues
  • opportunities to share good practice and contribute to subject leaders’ professional development

Kind note: Please check your session booking as some are online and some are face-2-face based at our central Guildford training tenue. When sessions are facilitated online delegates will need a working camera and microphone to be able to fully participate in this training.

This briefing is for RE subject leaders in Surrey Community Primary Schools and Academies.

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Rachel Boxer, GDBE RE Consultant

BC (before children!) Rachel taught in the primary phase, as RE subject leader in community school settings for much of that time, with additional responsibilities for Collective Worship and SMSC. She has been involved as a writer in the past 4 reviews of the Surrey RE Agreed Syllabus, leading the Primary teams for the revisions in 2007 and 2012; and most recently, co-ordinating the complete review of the new Surrey Agreed Syllabus 2023-2028. She has also reviewed the Diocesan Guidelines for VA Schools and the Diocesan Collective Worship Guidelines (both twice!). In addition to her Diocesan role alongside Jane Whittington, Rachel is currently the RE adviser to Surrey SACRE, and leads RE subject leader training sessions for both the Diocese and Surrey RE networks.

When not reviewing syllabi, Rachel also writes assembly materials and is a regular contributor to the BBC Schools’ Radio Collective Worship programme ‘Something to Think About’.

Areas of specialism:
Statutory RE provision; RE in primary classrooms; supporting RE subject leaders; practical ideas for collective worship

Role within the Diocese:
Associate Consultant for RE (Primary) Adviser to Surrey SACRE