Regional RE Conference

12th Nov 2019

Target Audience
Partner Schools
Cost (non-member)
From £120pp
Respond By
04 Nov 2019

NB: This is a partner event, please contact the provider above regarding booking

Explore, Enhance, Reflect: SACRE Conference
Secondary and Primary Schools

Dryden Centre, Evistones Road, Gateshead, NE9 5UR

This conference, organised in partnership with Gateshead SACRE, gives an opportunity for RE co-ordinators and teachers of RE to develop their subject knowledge as well as give them the tools and up to date information to become more effective in their roles within school. During the day you will hear from a wide range of speakers, all RE specialists.

Keynote Speakers & Sessions

  • Rt Reverend Sarah Clark, Bishop of Jarrow - The relevance of RE today
  • Marilyn Cowling (RE advisor to Hull LEA and SACRE) - The effective RE co-ordinator & What does quality RE look like?  Two sessions to help us understand how to develop high quality RE in the classroom and how to be a more effective RE co-ordinator.
  • Karenza Passmore (Director of NE Religion Resource Centre) - Using Resources to stimulate discussion in RE.  Supporting us in finding, developing and using high quality digital and other resources in the classroom.
  • Speed Faithing Workshop - What does my faith group say about ‘caring for the environment and living with others’? Speakers from a range of faith groups will join us to lead these short workshops.
  • Stephen Jones (educationGateshead, Inspector) - The implications for the teaching of RE under the new Ofsted Framework.  Ofsted update session; the new Ofsted framework is active from the 1st September! This session will help us to understand how RE may be inspected and how to prepare for the inspection.

About this event...
This is the very first RE conference designed by the Gateshead SACRE in partnerships with educationGateshead and will provide exciting and relevant training for all those involved in teaching and supporting the teaching of RE in our schools. In addition to the advertised sessions; take advantage of the opportunities during the day to meet other co-ordinators and share good practice.
Find out more about a new series of Network meetings for co-ordinators to further support the development of RE.
We advise booking your place early as there is currently no other CPD for RE within the North East area in the foreseeable future and we expect demand for places to be high.

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Dryden Centre, Low Fell, Gateshead