Topic outline

  • Upcoming RE Courses

    Visit our Learning Zone and search to book on any of the courses below using the course title or suggested keywords.

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     to view our upcoming Primary RE courses.

    Click here to view our upcoming Secondary RE courses.

  • COVID-19 and Autumn term training

    Hampshire Inspection and Advisory Service (HIAS) is offering a full programme of Autumn term courses that are available to book via the Learning Zone, including a number of NEW courses that our inspectors have designed to support schools on their return in September.  

    All our Autumn term training will now be delivered virtually and a number of courses are available to book as after-school sessions. We are continuing to monitor government guidance and to work closely with venues so that we can resume centre based training as soon as it is safe to do so.

    To help make it clearer, our courses are now identified on the Learning Zone as follows:

    • Webinar - where sessions are now all virtual.
    • Blended - where the course is now a mixture of virtual and face to face training (where further sessions are later in the year and we may be able to resume venue based training)
    • No categorisation - where sessions are currently still planned as a venue based delivery 

    Should you have any queries regarding autumn term training courses please contact htlc.courses@hants.gov.uk.


    • Take a look at the Primary RE learning opportunities available to book:

      To search for a specific course, type the course title or keywords in the 'Find Learning' box.


      Autumn Term 2020


      Using Understanding Christianity with Living Difference III 2020-21 - 21 October 2020

      Keyword search: Understanding Christianity 2020

      This course will help Headteachers, Senior Leaders and RE leaders understand the Legal requirements for RE and how to embed Understanding Christianity within Living Difference III so that the legal requirements are met.


      Primary RE Network – Autumn Term 2020 (Webinar) - 21 - multiple dates - starts 04 November

      Keyword search: RE autumn network

      These sessions are designed to enable RE managers to explore, share and develop good practice in RE in their schools. Applicants are expected to attend one meeting each term for one academic year. It is useful if delegates bring their own planning and RE work to the sessions.


      Collective Worship in Primary Schools 2020-21 (Webinar) - 04 November 2020

      Keyword search: Collective Worship 2020

      This 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.


      Primary RE - Islam (Webinar) - 05 November 2020

      Keyword search: Islam webinar

      This 1-hour long webinar will help teachers increase their confidence in teaching Islam and provide suggestions for progression in children’s knowledge and skill from year 3 to year 6, together with an overview of areas that are important for transition to Secondary RE.


      Primary RE - Teaching Christmas through Living Difference III concepts (Webinar) – 10 November 2020 

      Keyword search: Christmas Living Difference

      This hour-long webinar will help teachers increase their confidence and enthusiasm for teaching Christmas creatively through concepts. It will provide suggestions and a plan for progression in children’s knowledge and skill throughout the primary phase, together with an overview of areas that are important for transition from Foundation Stage to Key Stage 1, through Key Stage 2 and transition to Secondary. 

      Price: Sub £60 SLA £45 Full £72 


      Help I’m an RE Manager - Special Schools 2020-21 - 18 November 2020

      Keyword search: RE Manager Special 2020

      These sessions are designed to enable RE managers to explore, share and develop good practice in RE in their schools with a focus on children with special needs. The sessions will focus on helping all staff to understand the cycle of enquiry, consider the concepts in the Living Difference syllabus 111 that are appropriate for children with special needs, create and amend planning for RE and help understand and plan assessment that works across the school.


      RE and the new Ofsted Framework for 2020-21 (Webinar) - 23 November 2020

      Keyword search: RE Ofsted 2020

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

      Price: Sub £160 SLA £140 Full £197


      Reviewing SMSC Provision in Light of the Requirement to Promote Fundamental British Values 20-21 - 01 December 2020

      Keyword search: SMSC Provision 2020

      Working with the latest 2017 edition of the Hampshire SMSC Audit Tool, this course will deepen understanding of the requirements for SMSC in the most recent Ofsted Handbook and Framework.

      Price: Sub £95 SLA £50 Full £114


      Spring Term 2021


      Primary RE - Hinduism (Webinar) - 9 March 2021

      Keyword search: Primary RE Hinduism

      This hour long webinar will help teachers increase their confidence in teaching Hinduism and provide suggestions for progression in children’s knowledge and skill from Foundation Stage to year 4, together with an overview of areas that are important for enquiry using the Hampshire Locally Agreed Syllabus Living Difference III. 

      Price: Sub £85 SLA £75 Full £102 


      • Take a look at the Secondary RE learning opportunities available to book:

        To search for a specific course, type the course title or keywords in the 'Find Learning' box.


        Secondary RE Conference - 16 October 2020

        Keyword Search: Secondary RE Conference

        The RE Conference is a unique opportunity for HoDs and others to network with local RE leaders and leading members of the national and international RE community. Reflecting on the conference theme, through keynote addresses, workshops and panel discussions, teachers will gain a renewed sense of purpose enthusiasm and compelling practical ideas for leading, managing and teaching RE well in their school.


        Secondary RE Networks 2020-21 - Autumn term (Webinar) - starts 24 November 2020

        Keyword search: Secondary RE network

        An opportunity for heads of department and others involved with religious education to develop their teaching and leadership of RE, especially in regard to the County Agreed Syllabus 'Living Difference III' to ensure best classroom practice and outstanding progress across KS3 to KS4.


        Reviewing SMSC Provision in Light of the Requirement to Promote Fundamental British Values 20-21 (Webinar) - 01 December 2020

        Keyword search: SMSC Provision 2020

        Working with the latest 2017 edition of the Hampshire SMSC Audit Tool, this course will deepen understanding of the requirements for SMSC in the most recent Ofsted Handbook and Framework.