Awareness Mystery Value (AMV) - the New Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education

The main support site for RE Subject Leaders, Teachers of RE, Senior Leaders and Governors in Bath & North East Somerset community and voluntary controlled schools. Church of England voluntary aided schools also follow the syllabus, with additional guidance from the Diocese of Bath & Wells. Roman Catholic schools use the syllabus where they find it to be a helpful resource.

The new website includes: Legal requirements for RE; Statutory Programmes of Study; Exemplar schemes of learning; Assessment standards and exemplars; Guidance on planning, pedagogy and self-evaluation as well as on arranging visits and visitors; Advice on websites and other resources to support RE; and how to link AMV with published schemes such as ‘Understanding Christianity’.

Information about continuing professional development (CPD) taking place in the AMV area is also published on the site as well as contact details for RE advisers in the AMV local authorities: Bath & North East Somerset, Bristol, the London Borough of Haringey, North Somerset and The Isles of Scilly.

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Follow the links to useful websites with free lesson plans, videos, powerpoint presentations and other resources for teaching RE.

Key Stages 1 & 2

Key Stage 3

Key Stages 4 & 5


Find Practical inspiration for excellent learning in RE. 

RE Lessons Online

RE Lessons Online has been written specifically to meet the needs of teachers, providing culturally up-to-date, active-learning resource material for Key Stage 4 RE.

The REDirectory

The RE Directory offers a detailed and comprehensive range of professional support on RE matters, including the statutory position, the LAs curriculum and resources, faith communities, public examinations, and professional bodies and development. 


 Helpful curriculum support for RE teachers in Roman Catholic schools. 

Diocese of Bath and Wells
Our Education department is staffed by an exceptional and experienced staff group with a vast skill set and knowledge base. No question is too large or too small and we strive to work in partnership with those we serve, listening to their needs and responding appropriately.

Every academic year we offer a wide range of training relevant to headteachers, subject leaders, teaching staff and governors working in schools with Bath & Wells Diocese.

For further details visit:

The Church of England

The CofE is major provider of statuary education, the largest provider of schools in England. 

Clergy and RE

The Clergy and RE website is designed as a reference point for clergy who go into schools.

Culham St Gabriels

Culham St Gabriel's is an endowed charitable trust dedicated to educational work in support of religious education (RE). We are committed to excellence in RE for all learners. We support teachers by helping them to offer the best, high-quality learning experience in RE, school worship and spiritual and moral development. 

The Catholic Education Service

The Religious Education Curriculum Directory (3-19) for Catholic Schools and Colleges is designed to provide guidance for the RE classroom curriculum in Catholic schools.

Bristol SACRE and Syllabus

The main teacher support site for the Bristol Reigious Education Syllabus. Covers all Key Stages. Includes lesson plans, schemes of work, assessment support. =

RE Today

Religious Studies CPD Handbook

Religious Education Council


AREIAC is an organisation for specialist educationalists, all qualified teachers, providing advice, challenge, leadership, training and support for multi-faith religious education in schools and colleges. 


The Association of University Lecturers in Religion and Education


 The SHAP working party on World Religions in education.

British Humanist Society

Information for teachers on teaching about Humanism as an alternative to Religious belief.

Last updated October 2016