Big Ideas for Religious Education – Writers Needed

Project Leaders

Barbara Wintersgill; Dave Francis; Denise Cush

We are looking for RE professionals to join us in writing learning units for a Big Ideas based RE curriculum.  We are able to offer £500 for each unit, provided that it is of the required quality.  We will provide online training and will be available throughout the process to offer advice and assistance.


Those appointed must:

  1. Be in touch with schools and RE in the classroom, either as a teacher, teacher trainer, or RE consultant

2  Have an enthusiasm for and good subject knowledge of RE

3  Have read and be conversant with the two publications on Big Ideas in RE:

Big Ideas for RE

Putting Big Ideas into Practice in Religious Education

4  Be able to write learning units that will enable pupils to achieve the expectations set out in the programmes of study

5  Be adaptable and prepared to work with new ideas

6  Work to given deadlines.

Key stages

We are looking for expertise in RE and in teaching one or more of:

  • Foundation Stage (FS)
  • KS1
  • KS2
  • KS3
  • KS4&5 (non-exam)

If you would like any further information or have any questions please contact Barbara (

How to apply

Please apply by email to Barbara and include the following information:

  1. what key stage(s) you teach, or have taught,

2  why you think you are well suited to this task

3  what are your particular subject knowledge strengths

4  why you would like to be involved in the Big Ideas project.

We would also like to see a scheme of learning that you have written, which you believe to be particularly successful and reasons for that success.

Expressions of interest should reach Barbara at by Friday 30 October 2020.