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Primary RE Newsletter – Summer term 2020

Primary RE Newsletter – Summer term 2020


Dear Colleagues,


Welcome to this EXTRA edition of an RE Newsletter for Primary Community Schools for this academic year. These continue to be unusually demanding times for us all, particularly as you are perhaps now beginning to prepare for the possible return to the classroom of at least some of your pupils. It is vital that we keep in touch, so here are some further resources available to support your work as Subject Leaders for RE.

As a SACRE, we are still here to offer you help, advice and support with RE (or Collective Worship) in your school. You may be:

  • developing activities for a return to classroom teaching
  • preparing online teaching and learning
  • reviewing and revising RE documentation such as schemes of learning and policy statements
  • organising existing resources and/or selecting new ones
  • developing your own subject knowledge.

As in our previous communication, we are recommending the use of the NATRE home learning resources at this time, suspending the requirement for teaching in RE to be based on the Surrey Agreed Syllabus until schools are fully integrated back into ‘normal’ patterns. You can find these at: NATRE-free-resources-for-you-and-your-pupils. They are being added to regularly, so do keep checking. Additionally, on this webpage, there is also a comprehensive list of other home learning resources for RE should you wish to use them. The NATRE materials cover a range of religions and beliefs, so should easily complement what schools have taught as part of their RE curriculum already.

There are also additional materials and resources listed on our website; Diocese of Guildford, scroll down to the ‘Resources’ box and look for ‘Home learning resources.’

The Surrey Primary RE networks have moved online for the time being. These sessions give RE subject leaders the chance to share good practice, keep up to date with local, regional and national developments in RE, improve subject knowledge and consider ways to support teaching and learning in RE across the Primary phase. New delegates will need to register an account first and can book training from this same location after registration has been approved.

There will be sessions available to book for the Autumn term, which will take place after the half term break.

We would be delighted to see you at one of these events, or to hear from you. Do not hesitate to contact us using one of the addresses below and we will do our best to deal with any queries or concerns that you may have.


Wishing you all the very best,


Surrey SACRE

Chairman: kay.hammond@surreycc.gov.uk

Clerk: kate.woodhouse@cofeguildford.org.uk

Adviser for RE in Surrey: rachel.boxer@cofeguildford.org.uk