Topic outline

  • Upcoming RE Courses

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

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    Primary RE network meetings

    These termly sessions will be led by Justine Ball, General Inspector/Advisor for RE (Primary), and will cover issues such as:

    • what is Hampshire RE and Living Difference III about?

    • how do you meet the requirements of the syllabus?

    • consideration of the new 2019 Ofsted framework and how to prepare for this as an RE leader

    • developing schemes of work for RE within a developing, integrated curriculum

    • enhancing your subject knowledge of religions by looking at concepts in particular religions

    • developing thinking skills in RE

    • progression and assessment in RE using age-related expectations

    • RE’s contribution to children’s SMSC development.


    Collective worship issues in primary schools - 03.12.19

    Contact Justine.ball@hants.gov.uk for more information
    Understanding the significance of collective worship, whilst planning interesting and relevant assemblies is of increasing importance in light of Ofsted's interest in collective worship and its relationship to SMSC and fundamental British values. This half day course is for collective worship co-ordinators, headteachers and deputy headteachers.


    How to manage RE effectively at KS1 and KS2 - 16.10.19 FULL! Now booking for 15.01.20

    Contact Justine.ball@hants.gov.uk for more information

    For new RE leaders, this day course will prepare you to plan and develop RE effectively in a cross-curricular setting in relation to Living Difference III, supporting colleagues in their teaching and assessment of RE.


    Narrowing the gender gap at RS GCSE

    Contact patricia.hannam@hants.gov.uk for more information

    This reduced price half day course will focus specifically on factors affecting boys’ achievement at GCSE and techniques to narrow the gender gap.


    Secondary RE leadership conference - 18.10.19

    Contact: patricia.hannam@hants.gov.uk for more information

    An opportunity for secondary heads of department and RE teachers to be up-to-date with current developments in RE; includes contact with exam board representatives.

    Assessment in Religious Education for the Primary Phase - 22.10.19

    Contact Justine.ball@hants.gov.uk for more information

    This course will investigate ways of planning and assessing RE to improve and secure progression in pupils’ learning. Delegates should take RE work from their school with them for use as part of the course.


    RE: Using Understanding Christianity with Living Difference III - 06.11.19

    Contact Justine.ball@hants.gov.uk for more information

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


    Getting to Grips with the Primary RE Agreed Syllabus - 04.02.20

    Contact Justine.ball@hants.gov.uk for more information

    This course is for all teachers in primary schools who need to know more about the locally agreed RE syllabus, Living Difference III syllabus. Delegates will be introduced to the cycle of enquiry and talk through the stages involved in it.


    Teaching Controversial Issues in RE

    Contact Justine.ball@hants.gov.uk for more information

    This subsidised twilight session will enable you to gain confidence in teaching about controversial issues in your RE classroom. There will be links made with spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development, fundamental British values and the Prevent strategy.