What is the value of public dialogue? Do we and our pupils gain anything from it? Engaging in dialogue with others can help us to create and recreate ourselves; it keeps our minds open to other possibilities. Dialogue can enable participants to bring their own perspectives, rooted in their backgrounds, to a conversation in order to understand those of others in a critical, caring, collaborative and creative way. Two primary school teachers: Katie Freeman and Adam Smith, one from a Church of England school and the other from a community school, engaged in a dialogue about their approaches to RE curriculum design and development. In a ‘respectful and collegial’ environment, they were able to create new perspectives for themselves, their schools and their pupils.