Posted by: Rosemary, 06 July 2010
Did you know? RE Today Services and NATRE subscribers have free access to the subscribers’ area of the RE Today website where they can download well over a hundred free classroom ideas and resources. The downloads are additional materials to support the primary and secondary curriculum series which are included as part of the termly subscription mailing.
Why not log on and check out what’s there? Choose ‘download login’ from the top right of the home page, select the series you are interested in, and then the individual publications within that series. All you need is your subscriber number and password. If you’ve forgotten your subscriber number, then phone or email us for a reminder.
If you aren’t a subscriber yet, do look at our website where the benefits of membership and the annual cost of the various membership options are outlined. Subscribing is the most cost-effective way of receiving a termly package of RE resources, ideas and news.
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Posted by: Rosemary, 06 June 2010
RE Today Services and NATRE encourage all those interested in RE to read the latest report from Ofsted, Transforming Religious Education, and to consider the recommendations it contains.
Chair of NATRE, Ed Pawson, has written to the Secretary of State for Education; the Rt Hon Michael Gove MP to ask for an urgent meeting in order to discuss with him how the issues contained in the report might be addressed.
Please email NATRE to let us know what you think the government needs to do to transform Religious Education in the light of this report.
Posted by: Rosemary, 07 March 2010
RE Today is pleased to be able to endorse the new RE Guidance from the DCSF, replacing the Religious Education elements of circular 1/94, which we believe will be helpful to teachers, schools, governors, SACREs and anyone who has a role in planning and teaching RE.
The new Guidance will support those working to enrich the learning experience for young people in our schools and encourage spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. It reflects an emphasis on the diversity of beliefs to be studied within a broad and balanced curriculum, while allowing opportunities for the personal development and wellbeing of young people.
Posted by: Rosemary, 28 January 2010
Warwick Religions and Education Research Unit (WRERU) has a report on a large scale study for the UK Government’s Department for Children, Schools and Families out this morning. 29 researchers and reviewers were involved in this study, the first ever to focus on the use of materials used in religious education. The research was led by Professor Bob Jackson.
In addition to reviews of numerous books, audio visual materials and websites by panels of specialist academics, faith group consultants and professional experts, there were 20 case studies of different schools across England, including maintained and independent. primary and secondary, and faith based and non faith based schools, plus a quantitative survey of schools of all types.
The study will be of interest to anyone concerned with education about religions and beliefs.
The report, research brief and appendices are all available as separate free downloadable pdfs on the DCSF publications website
Posted by: Rosemary, 22 January 2010
Spirituality in the 21st Century is a one-day conference for teachers of RE being held on 10th March 2010 at Banks Stadium, Walsall, West Midlands. The conference is designed to to support the important work being done in schools and to give all teachers with responsibility for RE across the key stages, the opportunity to contribute to this process.
The programme for the day can be downloaded; the cost is £150.
To apply for a place contact Karen Fellows by email or phone (01922 686491.