Case Studies

Culham St Gabriel’s in partnership with all the main RE organisations has launched a pilot leadership programme to equip leaders of Religion and Worldview education (RE) for systemic change. The case studies on this page illustrate the journey of some current regional and national leaders into their current roles.

The pilot leadership programme highlights four areas:

  • Curriculum
  • Classroom/Pedagogy
  • Politics/Policy
  • Research

Each of these areas are reflected in the case studies from a wide range of practitioners in the field of Religion and Worldviews.

We hope the case studies below will help inspire as well as facilitate a leadership community which will support teachers in all aspects of RE.

Katie Freeman

Katie, Chair of NATRE, tells us about her leadership journey and the importance of listening to those around us as we take up new challenges.

Rebecca Swansbury

Rebecca, Schools Officer (Christian Character), Diocese of Canterbury, explains how Religious Education leadership found her.

Ben Wood

Ben, former Chair of NATRE, explains how listening to others and learning from them has been a feature of his leadership journey.

Rhiannon Love

Rhiannon, Route Leader Secondary RE PGCE and Senior Lecturer at the University of Winchester tells us about her unusual journey.

Dr Richard Kueh

Richard, Her Majesty's Inspector and Ofsted's Subject Lead for RE tells us about his journey into local, regional and national subject leadership.