Teaching Christianity in schools
Enabling primary-aged children and their teachers to explore Christianity and the Bible creatively and confidently
Exploring Christianity creatively and confidently
Our Barnabas in Schools team has been working with primary-aged children and their teachers for over 15 years, enabling them to explore Christianity creatively and confidently within the school curriculum.
As a professional education service provider, we work face-to-face with children and their teachers, demonstrating excellence in RE, as well as providing training and resources for teachers to use. The team works at both regional and national levels to help shape the future of primary RE.
We need your help
Our goal is to help as many schools as possible to explore Christianity creatively and confidently, and as a result we set the fees for our Barnabas RE Days and INSET at a level that is realistic for school budgets. Each year our work in schools is supported by donations from individuals and churches.
Could you help us?
As a professional education service provider, we value the spiritual life of children and embrace open-ended and exploratory approaches when exploring Christian values and Bible stories. We don't make assumptions about prior knowledge or expectations concerning personal belief, and our work is not evangelistic in nature.
As a member of the Religious Education Council of England and Wales, we support and adhere strictly to its eight principles for teachers of Religious Education.
Our work supports SEAL (Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning) aims and objectives, and the provision of RE (Religious Education), PSE (Personal and Social Education) and SMSC (Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development).