Welcome to Questful RE

The Blackburn Diocesan Board of Education Religious Education Syllabus 


Questful RE is an enquiry based, balanced RE Curriculum for primary schools and academies.


Questful RE is an exploration of Christianity and World Faiths enabling pupils to discover the ways in which faith influences peoples lives.


Over 90% of schools using this highly effective syllabus have achieved ‘Good’ or better in SIAMS Inspections.


What is Questful RE?

Questful RE online is the 5th revision of the Blackburn Diocesan Board of Education Religious Education (RE) syllabus. It has been updated and redesigned to ensure that it is in line with current best practice and pedagogical strategies. Questful RE promotes the explicit teaching of Christian concepts and God’s big salvation story, therefore the content of this syllabus gives pupils a deeper understanding of Christianity. Through an open investigative enquiry approach pupils are given the opportunity to explore major religions and world views. The large number of questions included in each unit is a key feature of the syllabus. As pupils explore these questions they will discover more about themselves, their relationships with others, their relationship with the world around them and their relationship with God.


Why choose Questful RE?

Questful RE provokes challenging questions about meaning and purpose, truth and values, identity and belonging. Offering pupils authentic encounters with living faith communities Questful RE equips them with religious literacy and diversity dexterity.

The Blackburn Diocesan Board of Education believes that high-quality Religious Education (RE) is the key to enabling every child to flourish. We believe that quality RE has the potential, more than any other subject, to have the most powerful and lasting effect on the child’s heart and mind. It is a subject that combines academic rigour with the development of the character and spirit of the child.


What will I find in a unit of work?

Explore some of the features of Questful RE before you subscribe
The sample unit for Harvest is for Key Stage 1 and the sample unit for Christmas is for Key Stage 2. They have all the elements you will find in most of the Units, including a link to world faiths, a dive deeper section, which can be used to challlenge pupils further, and a section with resources for teachers. 

Sample Unit – Harvest

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Sample Unit – Christmas

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Who’s being Questful?

Questful RE is used by primary schools and academies in

Blackburn with Darwen 

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