These Diocesan Guidelines for RE are expected to be used by VA schools and some GST academies. VC schools must continue to use their locally agreed syllabus for RE but may wish to look at some of the material to help in the provision of RE that contributes to the Christian Distinctiveness of the school. For schools following the Surrey Agreed Syllabus some of these units could be used as additional study units.
We have provided unit plans for the various units of study. Teachers will need to decide how they wish to deliver each unit of work; a series of weekly lessons, a block of RE work or a mixture. There is a variation in how schools deliver their RE and so one size does not fit all! At the launch training teachers found it straight forward (and quick) to take a unit of work and break it into a sequence of lessons so at this stage we do not plan to provide lesson plans. However we welcome feedback on the units and if there are any units that would benefit from being broken down into lesson plans we will work with schools that have already delivered those units to offer some examples to others.
We are producing some factsheets to support teacher subject knowledge that fit alongside some of the units. So far we have produced facts sheets to support the other faiths units, more will be added as they are completed.