Association of RE Inspectors, Advisors and Consultants

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AREIAC conference each year AREIAC holds a conference for those involved and interested in Religious Education in schools. It takes place in early Julyl; as well as keynote speakers there are a number of workshops and the opportunity to network with key colleagues. Why not make this a reason to join AREIAC?

AREIAC is the professional association for Religious Education inspectors, advisers and consultants. It provides support for its members through an annual conference, regular newsletters and regional group meetings. It has published guidance on inspection issues in RE and (with NASACRE) a guide to Agreed Syllabuses in England and Wales. AREIAC liaises regularly with the DfES, QCA and the TDA on RE related issues.

The Association is a national network which supports and represents colleagues with qualified teacher status who:

  • inspect religious education and collective worship;

  • advise SACREs, LEAs, schools, colleges and individual teachers, in the exercise of their statutory duties in relation to religious education and collective worship.

AREIAC mostly exists for its members but some things which you might find useful are:

  • details of the publications of AREIAC and its members - click here

  • the REOnline / Better RE "RE levels" in "I can ... pupil speak" - on-screen or as PDF download

  • the RE Today/Becta poster "Where on the web can I find .... " - click here

  • Self-Evaluation toolkit: The evaluation toolkit for RE in now at the BetterRE suit - click here to link. This is an indispensible tool for RE teachers. advisers and all those involved in RE. Thanks to Dave Francis for his work on this.

  • a copy of the constitution of AREIAC - click here

  • CPD standards for RE - download

  • Some guidance on withdrawal from RE and from collective worship from Cambridgeshire Advisory Service - download

For statements for the media, government or other organisations please contact:

Jane Brooke: Chair AREIAC,

AREIAC seeks to promote:

  • the equal status of religious education with the core and foundation subjects of the National Curriculum;

  • the contribution of religious education and collective worship to pupils' spiritual and moral development;

  • a high quality of teaching and learning in religious education for all pupils;

  • opportunities for pupils to study world religions, including Christianity;

  • opportunities for pupils to develop their own beliefs and values, and to respect the rights of others to have different beliefs and values;

  • a curriculum which challenges disadvantages and inequalities;

  • collective worship as an educational activity which protects and affirms the integrity of all those taking part;

  • links with national and faith communities to advance the aims of religious education and collective worship in schools.