Teaching secondary Religious Education is learning about religion and, just as importantly, learning from religion. It extends beyond the acquisition of information and encourages students to learn something about themselves.

On the Red Kite Secondary RE course you’ll spend time in schools discussing the influence of religions and beliefs on people and the world around us; encouraging students to see the value of RE to their own development as individuals, helping them to make the most of their lives and to cope with life’s difficulties.

You’ll learn to show students to argue from a different point of view, then give the challenge to them, to develop their thinking skills and set the context for active learning.

Behaviour management skills are essential for engaging a whole class, and you’ll learn how to set a great climate for learning – you’ll put our tried and tested behaviour strategies into practice each day that you’re in the classroom.

You’ll also learn to master lesson planning and setting the scope of work; always considering what progress looks like and what you want students to achieve in the lesson.

A £9,000 bursary is available for trainee RE teachers if you have a 1st, 2:1, 2:2, Master’s or PhD in RE.

Find out about our entry criteria and how to apply

100% of Red Kite Secondary RE trainees have found a teaching role on completing their RE PGCE course.