This section of the website includes much information to support and develop religious education, collective worship and Christian ethos in church schools.

Religious education in voluntary aided schools is the responsibility of the governing body. Frequently this follows diocesan advice as outlined in the syllabus for religious education, supported by the schemes of work. However, teachers and headteachers in aided schools must confirm this with the governing body.

Voluntary controlled schools must follow their local authority’s agreed syllabus for religious education but may find some diocesan schemes of work useful in doing so.

Collective worship in both voluntary aided and voluntary controlled church schools has to promote and reflect the school’s Anglican foundation.

The adviser, Alan Beedie, arranges courses in religious education, collective worship, church school self-evaluation and aspects of church school ethos. He manages the Section 48 (SIAS) inspection process. He is also available to respond to an individual school’s needs in these areas and to help prepare schools for the Statutory Inspection of Anglican Schools. identifes the distinctive values that make Christian schools popular with parents and students, and promote ways of living out those values in the day-to-day activities of a busy school environment.

RE Ideas Blog
This brand new blog by Alan Beedie is designed for primary teachers and subject leaders in RE. This is the place to share ideas and develop the quality of RE in Manchester diocesan primary schools, whether aided, controlled or academy.