Primary - Understanding Christianity


Live online course dates:
Session 1: Tuesday 7 May 2024 - 1-4PM
Module 1 (Introduction) & Module 2 (Teaching and learning model)

Session 2: Wednesday 18 September 2024 - 1pm-4pm
Module 3 (The 'big story' of the Bible) & Module 4 (Planning great teaching & learning)

Session 3: Wednesday 15 January 2025 - 1pm-4pm
Module 5 (Purpose and impact), Module 6 (The 'big story': digging deeper) & Module 7 (Curriculum design)



Trainer: Julia Diamond-Conway, RE Today Adviser
Cost: Full Price: £210 (£60 for community schools)

Support your Agreed Syllabus: One excellent resource to support teaching about Christianity: Text Impact Connections.

Many locally agreed syllabuses include requirements for teaching Christianity that are directly supported by this resource.This resource supports good quality teaching about Christianity and can be used within the requirements of your syllabus guidelines.

What resources do you get with the training?

  • Teacher’s Handbook
  • 22 detailed units of work – 20 of them match the primary units from the Agreed Syllabus
  • 100+ pages of photo-copiable resources
  • Wall frieze showing the ‘big story’ of the Bible, to back up the units
  • Online access to the resource – available to use within your school.

The Training Package*

  • To receive this extensive resource pack, you need to attend training.
  • Following recommendations from the Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring
    Monitoring and the Teacher Development Trust that effective training should be intense and sustained, the expectation is that teachers in primary schools will have at least 10 hours of CPD on Understanding Christianity. There will be gaps between encounters when schools will try out the approach, returning to explore further.


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UC for Primary - Now available via RE Today Learning Zone!

This course is designed to benefit you in multiple ways:

First Timers:If you are new to Understanding Christianity this tried and tested substantial resource will equip you with high-quality subject knowledge through online training, handbook and classroom resources to teach outstanding Religious Education.

New Staff Members:Bring new team members up to speed with Understanding Christianity quickly and efficiently.

Curriculum Alignment:If Understanding Christianity is part of your Agreed Syllabus.

Knowledge Refresh:Even if your teaching staff is already familiar with Understanding Christianity, this course offers an opportunity to deepen their understanding and refresh teaching strategies.

Access Understanding Christianity for Primary online here.

Are you a community school? If so we have good news, thanks to grant funding we are offering you £150 subsidy on the price which means you pay just £60!**

*Online training events:
  1. Schools will need to attend all modules.
  2. Each session will include setting teachers a ‘gap task task’, trialling an aspect of the resource in school.
  3. Feedback and discussion on these ‘gap tasks’ will be included in each session, so that teachers can share ideas and learn from each others’ experiences experiences.

**For the purposes of this subsidy, we define a community school as a school or academy that does not receive influence (financial or operational) from any religious organisation such as the Church of England. A good indicator is, if your school has Church/CofE (or equivalent) in the name, you will not be eligible for this subsidy.

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