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    Last chance to book - Reviewing SMSC Provision in Light of the Requirement to Promote Fundamental British Values (Webinar) – 2 February 2022

    by Cormac Wilton -

    This half day course will deepen understanding of the requirements for SMSC in the most recent Ofsted Handbook and Framework 

    Search and book on the learning zone using keywords: SMSC

    Price: Sub £100 / SLA £50 / Full £120


    Holocaust Memorial Day: 27 January 2022

    by RE Moodle administrator -

    Holocaust Memorial Day Trust: theme for HMD 2022 is One Day.

    Winchester Cathedral: free Holocaust Memorial Day online talk

    • Renée Morton kept over 500 letters from her family and friends between 1938 and 1945, from which Francis, her son, has been able to reconstruct the lives and fate of her family. These letters include some from her then boyfriend, George, Francis’s father. You can hear Francis tell his family’s story, including reading extracts from the letters and showing a number of photographs, in a free online talk on Zoom on Thursday 27 January at 7pm. Suitable for young people in Year 10 upwards. Visit this page to book free tickets.

    Have a look at our upcoming RE Webinars for Primary and Secondary

    by Cormac Wilton -

    Collective Worship in Primary Schools 2021-22 (Webinar) - 28 February 2022

    This half day course is for those who organise and run Collective Worship in Primary schools. It will cover the legal requirements, consider what defines an event as Collective Worship and provide ideas for themes and topics for all schools.

    Search and book on the learning zone using keywords: Collective Worship

    Price: Sub £70 / SLA £50 / Full £84

    Spring 21 - 22 Secondary RE Network (Webinar) – 10 March 2022

    These interactive, virtual, webinar meetings will ensure subject leaders and other RE teachers are:

    • up to date with national picture for RE including Ofsted expectations for RE and GCSE
    • up to date with the pedagogy in the Locally Agreed Syllabus - Living Difference IV
    • able to secure good progression for all young people across Key Stage 3 curriculum 
    • know how to ensure balanced curriculum is in place at KS4 including GCSE.

    Search and book on the learning zone using keywords: RE Secondary Spring

    Price: Sub £85 / SLA £70 / Full £102


    British media's coverage of Muslims and Islam

    by RE Moodle administrator -

    Centre for Media Monitoring, which promotes fair and responsible reporting of Muslims and Islam, has launched its report entitled British Media’s Coverage of Muslims and Islam (2018-2020).

    Patricia Hannam notes that:

    This report, British Media’s Coverage of Muslims and Islam (2018-2020), is one of the most extensive pieces of statistical research done on how Muslims and Islam are reported in the British media and reveals through hundreds of examples the sheer scale of negative reporting associated with Muslims in the UK. 

    Reviewing SMSC Provision in Light of the Requirement to Promote Fundamental British Values is still taking bookings (Webinar) – 2 February 2022

    by Cormac Wilton -

    This half day course will deepen understanding of the requirements for SMSC in the most recent Ofsted Handbook and Framework 

    Search and book on the learning zone using keywords: SMSC

    Price: Sub £100 / SLA £50 / Full £120


    RE in Church of England schools

    by RE Moodle administrator -

    Using Living Difference IV with Understanding Christianity

    The Hampshire RE team is very pleased to advise that the guidance on Living Difference IV , the new Hampshire locally agreed syllabus for RE, and using the resource Understanding Christianity with it, has been updated and is available below. It contains an overview of the law for RE, the concepts underpinning the syllabus and advice on using activities in the resource while ensuring the cycle of enquiry is kept in place for all units of work in RE. A new exemplar long term plan has been added to the guidance.

    The aim of this advice is to help you understand how to use Understanding Christianity with the Living Difference IV cycle of enquiry so that your RE fully complies with the requirements of the syllabus while also using aspects of Understanding Christianity that meet your class needs. If you are in a voluntary controlled school, RE must be taught in accordance with the locally agreed syllabus Living Difference IV and it is worth noting that in a voluntary controlled school designated as having a religious character, Ofsted will inspect RE, but not collective worship.

    If you plan to use Understanding Christianity as a resource to support the teaching of Christianity within the wider context of the requirements of Living Difference IV , we strongly recommend this updated advice to you.

    Using Understanding Christianity with Living Difference IV (webinar) 16 February 2022

    If you feel that there is a need for further training on the syllabus to ensure the legal requirements for RE are met, there is a course on using the syllabus with Understanding Christianity available to you. The date for the next course is 16.02.22

    For information on how to book all HTLC courses via Hampshire’s Learning Management System (LMS), please visit the HTLC site. For any enquiries about booking, please email htlc.courses@hants.gov.uk.

    Further advice and support

    If you require any further clarification or indeed wider support for your RE, please contact :

    Justine Ball for Primary RE on justine.ball@hants.gov.uk and Patricia Hannam on patricia.hannam@hants.gov.uk

    Resourcing your RE

    Many of the Church of England schools in Hampshire and Southampton subscribe to the County RE Centre and therefore have easy access to resources to support Living Difference IV. Please contact Lydia Revett at the RE Centre by email re.centre@hants.gov.uk if you have any resourcing requirements and she will be delighted to help.

    Keeping in touch

    Finally if you would like the RE team to keep in touch with you by email, please consent by completing this online form https://tinyurl.com/RE-news-signup.


    RE in the spring term 2022

    by RE Moodle administrator -

    We've put together a comprehensive list of spring festivals/topics, along with a wide variety of RE support available including:

    • launch of and support for Living Difference IV
    • CPD training opportunities
    • medium term planning online
    • teaching packs to purchase and 
    • artefact boxes to borrow.

    Planning your box needs further ahead? See the link to the artefact box catalogue.


    The RE Moodle has been upgraded

    by Cormac Wilton -

    Our RE Moodle site has recently undergone an upgrade to allow us to benefit from more recent improvements to the platform and ensure the ongoing security of the site. We would like to reassure all our users that, although the look of the site has changed slightly, there has been no change to the site content or to the way that you access resources and links. The site is now fully back up and running.


    Deepen your understanding of the new Ofsted framework within RE with our latest webinar: RE & New Ofsted Framework for 2021-22 – 26 January 2022

    by Cormac Wilton -

    Working with the latest edition of the Ofsted handbook, this half day 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 Delegates should take RE work, planning and RE policy from their school with them for use as part of the course.

    Search and book on the learning zone using keywords: RE Ofsted

    Price: Sub £95 / SLA £75 / Full £114


    Spaces are still available for Assessment in Religious Education in the Primary Phase 2021-22 – 9 February 2022

    by Cormac Wilton -

    Delegates will receive training in appropriate task-setting in RE, using assessment to improve learning and making judgements about pupils' work in relation to the newly revised RE syllabus Living Difference IV.

    Search and book on the learning zone using keywords: Assessment Religious

    Price: Sub £185 / SLA £110 / Full £222


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