School of Divinity

Schools outreach

Support for school teachers of religious education including pupil visit days, CPD events and resources.

The School of Divinity is committed to offering support for the teaching of Religious and Moral Education (RME) / Religious, Moral, & Philosophical Studies (RMPS) in Scottish schools. We run a series of visit-days for pupils and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) events for teachers, in which colleagues share their expertise in accessible formats relevant to the Scottish curriculum. We are also developing free resources for use in schools, and these can be accessed below. 

If you are a teacher of RME/RMPS in the region and interested in staying up to date with our schools outreach events and activities, please contact the Schools Outreach Officer Dr Naomi Appleton.

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Dr Naomi Appleton in her office January 2019

Individual queries and requests for school visits should also be addressed to the Schools Outreach Officer, Dr Naomi Appleton (pictured). 

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Upcoming events 

Events include teacher CPD days, and visit days for Highers pupils. All events are free. For upcoming events see the Divinity events page

Resources for schoolteachers 

Approaching Religion Through Story 

A range of materials for the teaching of RME (particularly Christianity, Buddhism and Hinduism) through stories, at all pre-certificated levels, including Primary. The resources were created as part of the project Approaching Religion Through Story, in consultation with Education Scotland and Scottish schoolteachers (though we hope they will be of use beyond Scotland too).  

Conversion, Translation and the Language of Autobiography 

On this site you can find resources for National 5, Highers and Advanced Highers, especially if you are teaching the Christianity world religion unit. The resources are based on autobiographical accounts of conversion to Christianity in 19th century India, and include short films of actors dramatising key aspects of these experiences and reflections.   

Migration and identity

A series of five 3-minute films which address the journeys to Scotland taken by Jewish migrants in the first half of the 20th century. These are narrated by contemporary Scots and Scots-by-choice, thereby linking past and present. The films are appropriate for all stages of secondary education and can be adapted for use across the curriculum, including RME, history, social studies, geography, art. In the autumn of 2019 additional resources to accompany each film will become available on the website: