Becoming an RE teacher

Do you want a challenging and rewarding career helping young people engage with the big questions in life?

Are you passionate about social justice and promoting positive community relations?

Religious education is a subject that places young people at the heart of the complex and dynamic nature of our multi religious, multi secular world. It has never been more important, recognised by wider society as vital for preparing young people for life in global Britain. Students often describe it as the one time in school where they can think independently about the people, events and beliefs in the world around them. Schools and academies are looking for ambitious graduates from a range of subjects including sociology, psychology, criminology, theology, philosophy and other humanities who can deliver an academic and rigorous curriculum aimed at getting young people to think critically about their own beliefs and practices and those of others.

Learn more about what it means to be an RE teacher, and about the importance of the subject through these films. There is currently a bursary of £10K for those planning to start initial teacher training in September 2024.

Aishah Askor, Assistant Headteacher and teacher of RE, Mulberry School for Girls

Syeda Wasimah Ali, student, Mulberry School for Girls

Why does an education in religion and worldviews matter?

In this short film, Rosetta Fourlagawo a journalist at Sky News explains the importance of the subject for her workplace.

Webinar recording

Recorded on 27th March 2023. Find out from current RE teachers what it's like to have a career beyond the ordinary.

Webinar slides

Routes into teaching


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PGCE route


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SCITT route


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