For Headteachers, and RE Subject Leaders

The Training Package

Following recommendations from the Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring and the Teacher Development Trust that effective training should be intense and sustained, the expectation is that teachers in primary schools will have 12-15 hours of CPD on Understanding Christianity. There will be gaps between encounters when schools will try out the approach, returning to explore further.

The Leadership Network day will be the first day of the training package. On this day, each school attending will receive the resources to support implementation and complete the initial modules of training, including the key elements of the approach the ‘big story’ of the Bible and the teaching model.

Further modules, including planning models and curriculum design, will then be rolled out through school clusters to enable flexibility and opportunities for schools to trial materials and work in collaboration

The Resources

The Understanding Christianity Resource Pack includes:

A Teacher’s Handbook

29 full units of work, from Foundation Stage 2 through to Year 9

Introductory booklets for each Key Stage

Over 150 photocopiable resource sheets

The Big Frieze illustration, setting the concepts within a wider biblical context

Picturing Christianity – a visual teaching resource pack for learning from global Christianity

Online access to additional materials and support

Please note these materials are only available to those signed up to complete training


To enable all schools to access this training the training is being subsidised by the Diocesan Board of Education. There will be a cost of £150 per school for SLA schools and £250 for all other schools. This charge will cover up to 2 delegates (recommended to be the Headteacher and RE Subject Leader) and this cost will cover all the resources and subsequent modules delivered in clusters.

For more information on this training please contact Olivia Seymour at

To book a place please visit the Eventbrite website;

A buffet lunch is provided on Day 1 - please let us know asap if you have any dietary requirements