More information

The RE community is extremely supportive and you’ll find a host of resources to guide you on your path to becoming a qualified RE teacher. Here are some useful sources:

Additional Links

Government bursaries
Get Into Teaching (Department of Education)
Train to Teach
The National College for Teaching & Leadership (NCTL)
The National Association of Teachers of RE (NATRE)StMarys-LO-9301 edit
The Religious Education Council of England & Wales

Teacher training paths

Find a training programme

Training courses

Teach RE Course
New2RE course

Applying for courses


Campaign materials

Beyond the Ordinary Flyer

Media Coverage

Explode stereotypes and challenge perceptions – new RE teacher recruitment – Church Times

RE Teaching: Beyond the Ordinary – RE Today

REC Charity urges graduates to become R.E. teachers – Discovery Graduates
Philosophy, ethics and religion: what it’s like to work as an RE teacher? – The Guardian

RE teacher recruitment drive backed with cash offer – BBC Online

Redhill RE teacher stars in national recruitment campaign to tackle the ‘issue of our time’ – Nottingham Post

Reasons to Become an RE Teacher – Total jobs blog (June 25th, 2015)

Ever Thought of Becoming an RE Teacher? RE teacher training drive comes to the University of Exeter – Exeter Express and Echo (July 27th, 2015)

Ever Thought of Becoming an RE Teacher – North Devon Journal (July 27th, 2015)

Chief education officer of the Church of England, Nigel Genders, in The Telegraph, who has said that changes to the GCSE system are watering down religious education. The piece includes reference to exam entries, the short course decline, and teacher recruitment –


On April 12th NATRE Executive members Kate Christopher and Neil McKain appeared to a large number of local radio stations to discuss Teaching RE and the campaign.  You can see the full list of appearances and listen to the interviews here: 


22nd of August Radio appearances following GCSE results:

Ben Wood interviewed by Ed Stourton on the BBC Radio 4 Sunday Programme about A Level and GCSE results, and the new exams (@ 1 min)

Ed Pawson on BBC Radio Leicester on exam entry rises and the short course decline, as well as the Beyond the Ordinary campaign (@ 1:12:54)



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