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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:

    • 21.09.22 RE in the Foundation Stage with the new EYFS framework (webinar)

    • 26.09.22 Collective worship in primary schools (webinar)

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

    • 03.10.22 How to manage RE in KS1 and KS2

    • 05.10.22 RE and the new Ofsted framework (webinar)

    • 12.10.22 Cross phase RE conference 2022   Now available to book on the Learning Zone

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

    • 19.10.22 Assessment in RE in the primary phase
    If you have an urgent enquiry about your place on a course, please phone 01962 718600 or email cs.learninganddevelopment@hants.gov.uk 

    Hampshire and Wessex Annual Religious Education Conference for Primary and Secondary Schools is now taking bookings ready for the new academic year – 12 October 2022

    by Cormac Wilton -

    This cross-phase conference is for primary, secondary and SEND RE teachers and leaders of RE.

    The conference is to support teachers to teach RE well with Living Difference IV and to gain confidence in representing what it means to live with a religious orientation on life, in the classroom. The day will include Keynote plenary sessions invaluable for all teachers in every phase of education as well as phase specific workshops and discussion opportunities, including exam board-specific GCSE workshops.

    Search and book on the learning zone using keywords: Hampshire Religious Education

    Price: Sub £198 / SLA £90 / Full £238

    HTLC upcoming training courses on the HIAS Moodle (Primary schools)

    by Jenny Wei -

    We offer a variety of courses to help teachers and leaders in their careers. These cost-effective courses cover a wide range of topics and in all subject areas.

    Please visit RE Courses on the main menu on the right to view available courses and keyword searches to help you book on the Learning Zone.

    Or visit Our Upcoming Training Offers for our complete training offer.    

    Learning Zone guidance

    Our latest Learning Zone User Guide, can be accessed from our HIAS Moodle home page. 

    Need help?

    If you need to speak to a member of the HTLC bookings team, please email: htlc.courses@hants.gov.uk or call 01962 718600.

    Support for your RE in Autumn 2022

    by RE Moodle administrator -

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

    • support for Living Difference IV
    • CPD training opportunities, including the annual RE conference,  primary RE network dates and free training on Diversity in Christian traditions
    • medium term planning online
    • teaching packs to purchase 
    • artefact boxes to borrow.

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

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