Humanism is a non-religious approach to life, which the 2013 national framework for RE in England recommends be studied in schools as an example of a ‘non-religious worldview’. In Scotland, learning about Humanism helps deliver the experiences and outcomes for RME in the Curriculum for Excellence and can contribute across other curriculum areas as well. Learning about Humanism also helps deliver the outcomes in the National Exemplar Framework for RE in Wales. Pupils can also learn about humanist values and beliefs in Citizenship, PSHE/PSE/Health and Wellbeing, English, History and in extra-curricular enrichment activities.

On this site, the teachers’ area offers a number of easy to use online toolkits for teachers to use when wishing to explain the background to Humanism and its core values; humanist perspectives on a range of issues and topics, guidance for teachers, schools and SACREs on including Humanism in the classroom, and support for teachers through our school volunteers. Just follow the links to learn more…


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Toolkits, complete with PowerPoint presentations, video clips, teachers’ notes, and worksheets.


Curriculum guidance and help for teachers


Find out how teachers have included Humanism in lessons and activities.


How humanists approach a range of issues and topics covered in Religious Education and PSHE.

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Video clips, worksheets, printable classroom posters, and more.

     Support for teachers

Help in planning your lessons from trained and experienced humanist school volunteers.


Copies of the Young Atheist’s Handbook are being sent to every secondary school library in England and Wales. Find out here how to use the book in lessons and discussions.


Links to external resources, teaching materials, guidance and more