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    Living Difference IV: revising plans, teaching packs and your school websites

    by RE Moodle administrator -

    With the launch of Living Difference IV on 30 November 2021, the HIAS RE team is in the process of updating all plans, websites and teaching packs accordingly, including the use of end of year expectations (EYEs) to assess children's progression. 

    This is a significant piece of work and will be achieved over the coming months. During this transition phase, whilst familiarising yourself with the new syllabus, please continue to use your existing plans and teaching packs.

    Link to Living Difference IV is here. We ask schools to please check that you have links to the syllabus on your school websites from January 2022 and to check that you are up to date by referring to Living Difference IV in your RE policy and curriculum overviews. Schools will need to take time to plan and implement the syllabus and we ask that you do this during this academic year, ready for September 2022 onwards.

    Please email any queries to re.centre@hants.gov.uk.

    CPD support for teaching RE from the HIAS RE team

    by RE Moodle administrator -

    Learning Zone booking page

    RE training catalogue and courses page

    Please note that some of the training below will be delivered virtually:

    • 14.06.22 LDIV launch: catch-up conference morning (webinar) for those who missed either of the full launch conferences

    • 14.06.22 Reviewing SMSC provision in the light of the requirement to promote fundamental British values (webinar)

    • 12.07.22 RE and the new Ofsted framework 22-23 (webinar)

    • 27.09.22 Using Understanding Christianity with Living Difference IV (webinar)

    • 03.10.22 How to manage RE in KS1 and KS2

    • 19.10.22 Assessment in RE in the primary phase

    • 12.10.22 Cross phase RE conference 2022 Hold the date - more details to follow 
    If you have an urgent enquiry about your place on a course, please email HTLC.Courses@hants.gov.uk 

    Our RE & New Ofsted Framework for 2022-23 is still taking bookings (Webinar) – 12 July 2022

    by Cormac Wilton -

    Working with the latest edition of the Ofsted handbook and the May 2021 Research Review in RE, this course will deepen understanding of the requirements for RE in the most recent Ofsted Handbook and Framework.

    This course will cover:

    • The most recent Ofsted requirements for RE and what good practice looks like in relation to a range of  issues that must be explored in school.
    • Consideration of what intent, implementation and impact will look like in RE
    • The requirements to consider cultural capital and what this can look like in RE
    • Evaluating your school’s aims, plans and children’s progress in RE and
    • Auditing existing resources and provision to formulate an action plan going forward

    Keyword Search: New Ofsted Framework

    Price: Sub £105 / SLA £80 / Full £126


    Last chance to book - Summer 22-23 Primary RE Network

    by Cormac Wilton -

    This termly network is designed to enable RE managers to explore, share and develop good practice in RE in their schools.

    The sessions will focus on helping other staff to understand the cycle of enquiry, know the range of concepts in the Living Difference syllabus, create and amend planning for RE and help understand assessment issues across the school. Delegates are asked to bring one piece of good RE that they can share with other and can use for moderation.

    This is a great opportunity to see what other schools do and to gain top tips for good RE

    Search and book on the learning zone using keywords: RE Primary Summer

    Price: Sub £90 / SLA £75 / Full £108


    Culham St Gabriel’s Trust Masters Scholarship programme

    by RE Moodle administrator -

    Pat Hannam writes:

    Of course it is not necessary to have a master’s degree to lead RE well, nevertheless studying at post graduate level in education will always give you a deeper sense of the rationale for teaching religious education.

    We are delighted that several Hampshire RE leaders have already successfully received financial support for master’s level study through Culham St Gabriel’s Trust.

    The current funding round for master’s level study is open for applications now. There are a limited number of spaces each year so do think about making further enquiries about how to apply.

    The funds are available to study in several different universities and if you have a query about the course you would like to study, or if you are thinking about this for a future academic year, I would wholeheartedly encourage you to make contact with Culham St Gabriel’s Trust and discuss what you have in mind.

    The deadline for applications for this year is 24 June 2022. Details and application form here: https://www.cstg.org.uk/grants/individual/masters-scholarship/


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