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Nov 07

Wanted: Regional RE Networks Ambassador - part time contract

Posted by: Marketing Team, 07 November 2018

Regional RE Networks Ambassador - part time contract
RE Today Services - Birmingham, West Midlands

£250.00 per day / 1 day per month (approx.)

RE Today Services and NATRE are running a 2-year project to build a national support infrastructure for Religious Education.

Key to this project are 10 x part-time contracts to take the lead in each region – helping shape the project and then manage the project, budget, deliverables and reporting.

Key Aim: These are the regional lead roles for development, encouragement and co-ordination of regional RE support structures.

Key Impact Measure: grow the number of school teachers engaged in local RE groups (inc. NATRE affiliated Local Groups and LTLRE Hubs) – encourage and equip them in their classroom practice and connect to high quality local, regional and national RE resources and supported through face-to-face contact.

Contract: 12 days/year (approx 1 day/month) from January 2019 – August 2020

Location: working from home, so any location in England considered, to match the regions listed below. The role will require travel throughout the region, and occasional visits to our company offices in Birmingham.

Application Closing Date: Please email your CV to mike@retoday.org.uk by 5pm Friday 16th November 2018, along with the Region(s) that you are applying for.

Interviews: By telephone week commencing 26th November 2018 with face to face interviews during December:

· Monday 10th December - Birmingham

· Tuesday…

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Oct 18

Student wins national art competition

Posted by: Marketing Team, 18 October 2018

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(pictured LtoR Scarlett Millar and Emma Owen Davies, Assistant Head teacher from Shrewsbury High School)

Scarlett Millar from Shrewsbury High School is one of the winners of national art competition ‘Spirited Arts – Art in Heaven’ held annually by the National Association of Teachers of Religious Education (NATRE). Over 2000 students were selected from schools from across the UK and entered ‘Spirited Arts’ this year, to get people thinking about Religious Education (RE) through art.

In its 15th year, this competition has attracted over 320,000 participants averaging 20,000 partakers per year since 2004. Hundreds of UK schools get involved, with entries coming from as far afield as Cyprus and Australia, Indonesia and South Africa.

The annual competition starts at the beginning of every school year and runs through to 31 July, to enable teachers to incorporate the art competition into their RE lessons. Many schools have an ‘Art in Heaven’ unit of work, or a special learning RE/arts week.

Scarlett’s artwork was based on the theme ‘Doubt or Faith’ and she calls her piece ‘Look up to the light’.

Scarlett Millar aged 13 comments:

‘For the spirited art competition, I have chosen doubt and faith. I chose this because I doubt myself all the time about lots of things, mostly small things like appearance but sometimes also larger issues. However, faith always helps me to get through. I love the Spirited Arts competition because it helps me express my feelings and emotions, whilst thinking…

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Sep 25

Wanted: National RE Networks Ambassador - part time

Posted by: Marketing Team, 25 September 2018

National RE Networks Ambassador - part time RE Today Services - Birmingham, West Midlands
£250.00 per day / 1 day per week (approx.)

RE Today Services and NATRE are running a 2-year project to build a national support infrastructure for Religious Education.

Key to this project is a part-time contract to take the national lead – helping shape the project, identify up to 10 regional Ambassadors and then manage the project, budget, deliverables and reporting.

View National_Lead_job_description.pdf

Application Closing Date: 12 October 2018

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Sep 12

Welcome to our new RE Adviser

Posted by: Marketing Team, 12 September 2018

 Angela-Hill.jpg Angela joins us with over a decade of experience as an RE teacher, as well as a background in the financial services industry. Most recently, she taught at one of Wales’ most successful secondary schools, where she was a Lead Practitioner for the Central South Consortium’s Curriculum Hub and where she also previously served as Head of RE and as Head of Year 12. In addition to being an experienced RE teacher, Angela also undertook a successful national project for Wales’ longest-established educational charity, the Council for Education in World Citizenship (CEWC), where she developed an expertise in Philosophy for Children, working with primary and secondary schools across Wales.

Angela has extensive knowledge of external examinations in Religious Studies in England in Wales. As well as being a longstanding examiner, she has provided training throughout England for Eduqas and has undertaken extensive consultancy and authorship contracts to support the reformed qualifications. She has also co-authored commercial textbooks to support the new GCSE in Wales.

Passionate about making RE excellent for all, Angela is an active member of the Cardiff SACRE and is looking forward to working with teachers across the UK and increasing access to RE Today’s fantastic work for teachers in Wales.

Email: angela@retoday.org.uk

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Sep 12

Press release: NATRE response to the report of the Commission on RE

Posted by: Marketing Team, 12 September 2018

Commission on Religious Education Final Report

Religions and Worldviews: The way forward

A National Plan for RE


A response from NATRE


The long-awaited final report of the 14-member independent Commission on RE, published on Sunday, sets out a vision for a National Entitlement for all children in all state funded schools.

Ben Wood, Chair of The National Association of Teachers of RE (NATRE) commented:

“Over the last three years,  NATRE has argued for a statement of national entitlement, so we are pleased to see that this forms part of the Commission’s recommendations. The Commission’s entitlement statement is bold and seeks to reshape the subject in a new way. This will no doubt elicit much debate.”

The proposed change in the name of the subject from Religious Education to Religion and Worldviews, is perhaps the most eye-catching of the Commission’s recommendations, but NATRE believes the recommendations focusing on the purpose and content of study are much more significant, and it is in these areas that teachers will look to engage in discussion and debate. Commenting on this aspect of the report, Mr Wood points out that the inclusion of non-religious worldviews is not a new development;

“The Commission’s call for a more clearly identified place for study of non-religious worldviews, as well as its recognition of the importance of studying both institutionalised worldviews and personal autonomy, reflects current practice in many schools where RE is taught well, and is a feature…

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