There are a number of training opportunities open to staff and RE Coordinators/HODs RE in both Primary and Secondary schools across the Diocese of Leeds. Full details can be found on the Education Events page. 

RE Matters

On a termly basis, the Education Team is now offering opportunities to network with other schools to discuss, share good practice and learn about various topics in RE. They are aimed at ANYONE who teaches RE, not just specialists or RE leads. Indeed, some sessions are specifically aimed to build confidence when teaching RE. Some sessions specifically aim to develop the teaching of other world faiths to Christianity. They are led by the RE Adviser, Diane Norton - [at] To book places for yourself or your staff, please complete and return the booking form below. 


Our E-Bulletin - RE Matters section  will keep you regularly updated on new developments and training opportunities.


Understanding Christianity

‘Understanding Christianity’ is based around a selection of core Christian concepts. Seeking to raise the levels of pupil’s religious literacy, it is structured to deepen pupils’ understanding of the story of Christianity alongside key beliefs and practices.
The resources have been created by Church of England Education Department advisers and members of the RE Today team.

Understanding Christianity will form a key part of the forthcoming Diocesan Syllabus for RE and is relevant for all schools.  The reources are only available through accredited training.

Please note that delegates are required to attend both days – there is no single day option.

Training Day 1
Thursday 4 October 2018 – Hollins Hall Hotel, Hollins Hill, Baildon, Shipley, BD17 7QW 
Friday 5 October 2018 – The National Coal Mining Museum, Old Road, Overton WF4 4RH

Thursday 31 January 2019 - Church House, 17-19 York Place, Leeds LS1 2EX


Training Day 2

Friday 1 March 2019 - The National Coal Mining Museum, Old Road, Overton, Wakefield WF4 4RH

Friday 8 March 2019 - Hollins Hall Hotel, Hollins Hill, Baildon, Shipley BD17 7QW

Cost for BOTH days £195 per delegate including FREE full resource pack as outlined below. 

Delegate offer: Pay for two places and get subsequent places within the same school at the discounted cost of £145 per delegate. Please note: Only one resource pack per school.


o The full Understanding Christianity resource, only available through the training, comprises 29 full units of work, from Reception Year through to Year 9
o Over 150 photocopiable resource sheets
o The Big Frieze illustration, setting the concepts within a wider biblical context.
o Picturing Christianity – a visual teaching resource pack for learning from global Christianity
o Online access to additional materials and support
o Learning follows a spiral curriculum, a model which will be followed in the new diocesan syllabus published in the summer of 2017
o The new diocesan syllabus and Understanding Christianity will complement each other in the teaching and learning of RE

For more information about Understanding Christianity please click here.

Use the flier below to book your place


Other RE training available:

2 May 2019 - Developing Excellence in RE - Held at Church House. This course is aimed at anyone with a responsibility for developing excellent RE in school.

You can also obtain bespoke training for your school, to fit your school needs. This will either be a part of your Enhanced Service Plan entitlement or can be purchased from the Education Team. Costs can be obtained from Info.ed [at] or from [at]






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