Becoming an RE (Religion and Worldviews) Teacher

When was the last time someone asked: “So what do you do?”

“I teach RE” will spark a reaction. Just as the subject itself generates positive reactions and inspires school children of all ages.

Beyond the Ordinary is a new campaign to find extraordinary individuals who have what it takes to train to become RE teachers.

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Because as an RE teacher you’ll address topics that go way beyond the everyday, challenging perceptions and exploding stereotypes. You’ll embark on a career that will continue to evolve and inspire you as well as the young people you teach. What’s more you’ll enjoy the companionship and support of a strong community of colleagues along the way.

And let’s not forget that you, as an individual, will be extraordinary.


RE Teaching: Beyond the Ordinary

Is RE (religion and worldviews) teaching for me?

A career as an RE teacher is a natural extension for graduates of Theology, PPE and RS. But RE teachers come from a wide range of disciplines, from sociology to psychology. Many others find RE teaching a rewarding career change.

As well as holding a relevant degree, those switching to RE teaching bring knowledge of community issues, faith, belief, ethics and philosophy either gained in the workplace or through volunteer work.

Above all you’ll have a keen interest in topical debate and issues of faith and belief. And you’ll be keen to inspire a new generation of critical

This is what some RE teachers say about their subject:

“Pupils never cease to amaze me and I love to see their enthusiasm and joy for the subject growing.”

“Feels amazing – especially when you can turn young people’s brains on to ethics and why the way we act in the world matters.”

“Being able to deal with challenging questions and turn that into fascination and wonder is very rewarding.”

“I became fascinated by the insight that RE can give to the weird and wonderful nature of humanity.”

“I’ve found teaching RE to be a force for good in a difficult world.”