System Leader Qualification in Religious Education and School Ethos

Why take this course? System_Leader_Qual_RE_school_ethos

This course has been designed forteachers who want to develop their leadership skills in religious education (RE) and school ethos. It aims to meet the needs of those working in both primary and secondary sectors and is suitable for staff from all types of school, including community and Church schools. It is intended to offer teachers who lead in the areas of RE and/or school ethos (either in their own schools or across school networks) a study route that will enable them to develop both practical skills in coaching and mentoring and an understanding of the theoretical perspectives that underpin good practice. Applying the learning from the programme might entail adopting coaching as a style of school leadership; fulfilling mentoring roles with other staff or acting as a mentor in initial teacher education. It is particularly relevant for teachers in Church of England schools and school groupings who are playing a leading role in the SIAMS process.


If you are new to RE subject leadership we are here to help you.

Guidance for schools on withdrawal from RE

Understanding withdrawal from RE – further guidance

NATRE NAHT RE withdrawal document_final



Big Picture RE: Loving Leadership by Mary Myatt 2015

Some key sites to support your subject leadership:

RE Quality Mark offers a useful self-evaluation tool for teachers, senior leaders and governors as well as pupil questionnaires free of charge. It is a great resource for new and experienced subject leaders. No writing or special files are required, just a highlighter pen. There may be grants available for school applying for the REQM for the first time. Contact your hub leaders for more information.

RE Today services works nationally and internationally to support Religious Education in schools. It is committed to the teaching of the major world faiths in Religious Education, and to an accurate and fair representation of their beliefs, values and practices in all its teaching materials.

National Association of Teachers of RE NATRE is the subject teacher association for RE professionals. It works to support those who teach and lead in all schools and institutions and at all stages of their career.

Religious Education Council works to strengthen the provision of religious education in schools, colleges and universities.

Diocese of Exeter RE Newsletters These are published on the second Monday of every half term

Best on Twitter for RE

@fionajmoss RE. Exec Officer for NATRE and leads #REChat Look for #REChat You can search previous chats including one over the summer on creative RE as well. A new topic every month tweeting online for an hour

@CofE_Education The Church of England’s Education Division

@ed_pawson RE adviser and consultant and resource writer, assistant to chair of NATRE

@gilesfreathy Specialist Leader of Education: RE, Humanities and Thinking Skills

@hartleyian Head of Hums in Plymouth. RS specialist

@HuffPostRelig Sharing light in the digital darkness

@ltlre Learn Teach Lead RE project in Devon & Cornwall.

@MarkChater Director of Culham St Gabriel’s Trust. Supporting RE & SMSC through research, development and innovation.

@MaryMyatt I see some great stuff in schools. I talk with students, teachers and leaders about learning, leadership and the curriculum. I advise and inspect.

@NATREupdate NATRE is the National Association of Teachers of Religious Education

@reonline_tweets News from the world of Religious Education / Religion in the news / what’s new on the RE:ONLINE website.

@REquestUK RE:quest is the definitive toolkit for teaching Christianity in RE. Exploring the BIG questions!

@RE_Today RE Today Services works to support multi-faith RE in schools by providing consultancy, teaching and learning resources and a subscription service.

@threefaiths Three Faiths Forum (3FF) works to build understanding between people of all faiths and beliefs.

@tattywilson Learn Teach Lead Area1 and Diocesan Adviser

@TrueTube Short films, big stories. Free videos, lesson plans for teachers of RE

@CornwallRE David Hampshire RE consultant based in the SW



@CorrineGuntrip @CliffyVoller @KatieKates_84 @ed_pawson @tattywilson @joeerin82 @Greg_Parekh New - the national role has been filled by @naomianstice these are the regional ones.

RE opportunity for regional role. More details here https://t.co/9FfStZxn2z @CorrineGuntrip @CliffyVoller @KatieKates_84 @ed_pawson @tattywilson @joeerin82 @Greg_Parekh Please RT

Area 1 Conference Materials Can be found here https://t.co/SmtIT5Z7RQ #LTLRE18

Hub leaders exploring subject leadership and being ‘new to RE’ #ltlre2018 https://t.co/oKiLo3cKaX ltlre photo

Hub leaders gearing up to deliver a session based on using art in RE #ltlre2018 @ed_pawson @tattywilson @CorrineGuntrip @KatieKates_84 https://t.co/5Juwj2ADH6 ltlre photo

#ltlre2018 Teaching Christianity- Developing Pupils’ Understanding of Diversity- we also welcome one of our Hub leader’s @KatieKates_84 Dad as a speaker! @CorrineGuntrip @ed_pawson @tattywilson @NATREupdate https://t.co/f7JMJM6FQZ ltlre photo