Understanding Christianity | School Support - RE Today

This is a substantial resource to support your teaching of Christianity in Religious Education. The key purpose of this project is to help all teachers support pupils in developing their own thinking and understanding of Christianity, as a contribution to their understanding of the world and their own experience within it.

We aim to see pupils leave school with a coherent understanding of Christian belief and practice. Pupils from 4-14 years explore the significant theological concepts within Christianity as part of developing their wider religious, theological and cultural literacy.

We seek to support teachers in developing their own knowledge and understanding of Christian theology in order to be able to teach with confidence.

£150 subsidy for community schools! A reminder that you can pay just £60 for this course!*

Who is Understanding Christianity for?

For every teacher in Primary and Secondary classes, teaching RE from EYFS right through to KS3, laying down excellent foundations for further study at GCSE and beyond. It is relevant to RE in every classroom in every school, in Church of England and in Community, Academy and Free schools. These resources explore Christianity widely, including (but not limited to) Anglican Christianity.

How to access the resource

Understanding Christianity is a Church of England Education Office project, which has been created in partnership with Culham St. Gabriel's, The Jerusalem Trust, The Sir Halley Stewart Trust and RE Today.

We have a dedicated website for this resource which gives you full details of what it includes and the training available in support.

Find out more by visiting the Understanding Christianity website. Training is available through your local Diocese, however if you would like to attend one of RE Today's Understanding Christianity courses you can do this by viewing our course listings.

Understanding Christianity for Primary - now available online

We are excited to announce that with a click of a button, you are now able to roll out this substantial resource with RE Today Learning Zone!

This course is designed to benefit you in multiple ways:

  • Refresh Your Knowledge:If you’re already familiar with Understanding Christianity, this course offers an opportunity to deepen your understanding and refresh your teaching strategies.
  • 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, this course is tailored for you.

Here’s what you can expect from the course:

  • Accessible Modules: Get 15 hours of training broken down into 6 progressive modules followed by quality tutorials, quizzes and interactive activities.
  • Downloadable Materials:Over 100 pages of resources to support your teaching.
  • Flexible Learning:Study at your own pace, fitting the course around your busy schedule.
  • Enhanced Teaching Skills:Gain valuable insights and strategies to elevate your teaching practice.
  • Additional Resources:Explore supplementary materials, including books and publications, to enhance your lessons.

Don’t miss this opportunity to enhance your teaching and deepen your understanding of Christianity in the classroom.


*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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