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Primary RE 1000 - kick-start 'Better Religious Education' in your school

The National Association of Teachers of RE (NATRE) has received generous funding to support more primary schools with high-quality RE resources. Helping to deliver RE in engaging and exciting ways, Primary RE 1000 offers a special two-year bronze membership package.

Only available to eligible schools, NATRE aims to increase access to fantastic resources, and this funding has made it possible at a subsidised price.

If you do not have a referral code but would like to see if your primary school is eligible, please email admin@natre.org.uk  and we can check your eligibility against the funding criteria.

Find out more www.natre.org.uk/membership/primary-RE-1000/

What is 'Primary RE 1000'?

The National Association of Teachers of RE (NATRE) has a new project to help schools who recognise the need to improve their RE provision. 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.

The Primary RE 1000 project will enable 1000 primary schools to offer 'Better RE' which means: RE for thinking, creativity, standards and challenge.

How can 'Primary RE 1000' help your school?

The project gives you access to:

  • an online RE resource pack – a plethora of high-quality resources including the best online materials, great practical lesson ideas, planning guidance and support with subject knowledge.
  • a sample RE policy statement
  • an audit tool for RE and numerous ready to use learning ideas
  • guides to all the BBC video for RE including lesson ideas and learning plans
  • exemplar RE plans and classroom learning ideas, plus networking opportunities and local support
  • contact with a local teacher group for RE, which provides a personal way for a subject leader in RE to gain confidence
  • A special Bronze NATRE membership for two years, which includes a termly mailing of REtoday magazine and a primary curriculum book which is packed full of lesson planning ideas and activities. Access to over 1000 online teaching resources to download, discounts on CPD, RE Today publications a monthly newsletter with a free downloadable resource and much more. 


 What do we mean by 'Better RE'?

  • We want all pupils to have access to good RE. 
  • Pupils to be thoughtful in RE – for example, using thinking skills to explore big ideas from different religions and beliefs.
  • Teachers to have high standards in RE and rise to them – for example, enabling pupils to write really well about religion and belief, or to use their speaking and listening skills in exciting ways.
  • Pupils to respond to RE challenges – for example, learning key lessons from visits to different places of worship or enabling older primary pupils to work with younger ones on RE learning.
  • Teachers and pupils to be creative in RE – for example by using art, music, drama or poetry to explore spiritual ideas and questions.


First published 24 September 2019

First published 24 September 2019