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Introduction

The purpose of the guidance

The quality and health of Religious Education (RE) in schools is influenced by many factors including the quality of the resources that are used. And never before, particularly with the advent of digital resources and the internet, has the range of available resources been so wide.

This online guidance seeks to support schools in reviewing the range and quality of resources that they are using. There is obvious potential not only for use by groups in continuing professional development (CPD) but also for the material to be supplemented at a later stage.

How the guidance is set out

The eight sections of the guidance focus on general issues as well as the different types of resource used in RE.

Resourcing RE in your school
Books
School-produced material
Websites
Digital resources
Artefacts and visual images
Visits and visitors
Research in RE

Each section contains three types of material which can be read online or downloaded:

Two useful links

The Religious Education CPD Handbook www.re-handbook.org.uk has a section on 'resourcing and planning religious education'.

The Religious Education Council of England and Wales website www.religiouseducationcouncil.org includes 'guidance for teachers on resource selection' as well as guidance for publishers.