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Date: 20 May 2019
Location: Puckrup Hall Hotel, Tewkesbury, GL20 6EL
Trainers: Lat Blaylock, Stephen Pett, Fiona Moss, Local teachers
Cost: £95, or £170 for two teachers from the same school

Creative RE: making the curriculum engaging, exciting and dynamic.

An inspiring mix of research, exploration and practical strategies, this is the best CPD you will have all year! Don’t take our word for it – look at last year’s evaluations (included in the downloadable programme below). As always, there will be an extravagance of resources and ideas to take away and use in your classrooms.
Including:
• Ofsted RE
• Non-religious worldviews
• Exploring big ideas in RE using film
• Teaching about Muslims and Hindus
• Using poetry and text in RE
• Practical assessment models

Who is it for?
The conference is aimed at teachers of RE from primary schools, including subject leaders and head teachers. It will also be valuable for governors to find out about and explore best practice in RE.

Aims:
• To explore excellent practice for implementing the 2017 revised Gloucestershire Agreed Syllabus for RE, with its increased clarity, rigour and inspiring support materials
• To provide practical support and guidance to schools in planning creative, challenging, thoughtful RE to increase pupils’ knowledge and understanding, as well as their personal development
• To give teachers confidence when planning and delivering great RE, deepening subject knowledge and skills in RE
• To model examples of thoughtful RE, challenging all pupils and promoting deeper thinking
• To present current research into beliefs and attitudes of children from non-religious backgrounds, to enable teachers to better understand ideas and attitudes expressed in RE.

Download the full conference programme and booking form:
Gloucestershire_primary_RE_Conference_2019_brochure_Final.pdf
Gloucestershire_primary_RE_Conference_2019_booking_form.docx
Send your complete booking form(s) to courses@retoday.org.uk

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GCSE RS

Course Date: 21 May 2019

Date: 21 May 2019, 9:30am-3:30pm
Location: Manchester
Trainer: Kate Christopher
Cost: £205 Special offer! Only £99!
(Platinum NATRE members discount still valid, no other discounts applicable - fee of £99 is lower than course rates for other NATRE discounts, so members are still getting the best price!)

Suitable for: Teachers of GCSE RS looking to deepen their knowledge and teaching of the new GCSE specifications. Perfect for both NQTs and non-specialists as well as experienced RS teachers.

This one-day GCSE training course has been re-shaped to meet the requirements of the finalised specifications. All four English exam boards are catered for (AQA, OCR, Eduqas and Edexcel). We focus on considering how teachers can manage the increased levels of subject knowledge while employing creative and engaging lesson approaches. This course will support your subject knowledge of the three topics below and offer you space to think about how you can engineer meaningful and challenging learning experiences for your class, create a sense of coherence and ask questions that really matter.
1. Christianity: Trinity (beliefs and teachings) and Worship (practices)
2. Christianity: Salvation (beliefs and teachings) and Mission (practices)
3. Islam: Books (beliefs and teachings) and life after death (beliefs and teachings)

Click here for more information and printable booking form

HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION: We will use your information to fulfil your contract with us including exercising our legitimate interest to keep you up-to-date with our products and services. For further details please view our full privacy policy and your rights at https://retoday.org.uk/policies-terms-and-cookie-information

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Great extended writing skills for GCSE

Course Date: 05 June 2019

Date: Wednesday 05 June 2019, 4pm–5pm
Location: Online
Trainer: Angela Hill
Cost: £30 (Discounts available to NATRE members, see below)

A practical webinar to help you to improve performance in the more challenging extended writing questions on GCSE Religious Studies papers. There will be a particular focus on using sources of wisdom and authority effectively and developing good evaluative writing skills.

Booking: Register to join this seminar by clicking this link and completing the registration form: https://attendee.gototraining.com/r/8832028756760335361

Payment methods for our online seminars: Once you have registered you will be required to make payment no later than two weeks prior to the seminar, to receive your confirmation enabling you to join in on the day.

On the registration form please stipulate whether you or your school/organisation will be paying for your training.
• Schools will be invoiced.
• Personal customers will need to provide card details once you have registered, you can do this by calling the office on 0121 458 3313 to make payment by card over the phone.

Please register today to join our seminar on Wednesday 05 June 2019 at 4pm.

Once you have registered a confirmation email will be sent to you.

Hope you are able to join in!


NATRE member discounts
£10 off for Bronze, ITT, NQT and Professional members (pay £20), £15 off for Silver members (pay £15), £20 off for Gold members (pay £10), FREE for Platinum members.

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Date: 21 June 2019, 9:30am-3:45pm
Location: London
Trainer: Lat Blaylock
Cost: £205 (discounts available for NATRE members)

This wide-ranging course from Lat Blaylock will present fresh classroom ideas and materials to meet the needs of teachers of RE around some key current issues in the subject, including:
• RE, SMSCD and British Values
• GCSE learning ideas for Christian and Muslim belief
• Current thinking on KS3 Assessment + Achievement
• Building the status of the subject in your school.
The course runs from 9.30 – 3.45, and is designed for all teachers of RE from NQT to subject leader, in all kinds of school. Delegates will receive a complete package of print course materials (including a ‘state of the nation’ RE report) and access to digital resources online. If you can only attend one RE course this year, then the ‘RE Update’ aims to meet your needs.

NATRE member discounts
Bronze members get £30 off (pay £175), Silver members get £50 off (pay £155), Gold members get £100 off (pay £105), Platinum members go for FREE!

Click here for more information and printable booking form

HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION: We will use your information to fulfil your contract with us including exercising our legitimate interest to keep you up-to-date with our products and services. For further details please view our full privacy policy and your rights at https://retoday.org.uk/policies-terms-and-cookie-information

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Worcestershire Primary RE Conference

Course Date: 24 June 2019

Date: 24 June 2019
Location: TBC – central Worcester location
Trainers: Stephen Pett, Fiona Moss, Local teachers
Cost: £95, or £170 for two teachers from the same school

RE with impact: thinking hard and learning lots

This conference will support schools in planning and teaching great RE that has an impact on pupils. It will focus on practical classroom ideas and strategies, based on the latest research and practice. It will explore ways of helping pupils to build on and make sense of prior learning, using engaging resources and activities that make children think hard, as well as contributing to their wider personal development.
Including:
• Effective assessment in RE
• RE, learning and the brain
• Teaching non-religious worldviews
• Building local groups in Worcestershire


Who is it for?
The conference is aimed at teachers of RE from primary schools, including subject leaders, TAs and head teachers. It will also be valuable for governors to find out about how the new syllabus is being implemented, as well as to explore best practice in RE.

Aims:
• To support schools in making progress with the Worcestershire Agreed Syllabuses for RE, with its increased flexibility and extra support for planning RE, and its focus on living religion and belief
• To provide practical strategies, guidance and resources for teachers and subject leaders in planning creative, thoughtful, rigorous RE to promote deep learning and the personal development of pupils
• To model examples of thoughtful RE, challenging all pupils and promoting deeper thinking

Download the full conference programme and booking form:
Worcestershire_SACRE_primary_RE_Conference_June_2019_brochure_Final.pdf
Worcestershire_SACRE_primary_RE_Conference_June_2019_booking_form.docx
Send your complete booking form(s) to courses@retoday.org.uk

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Date: 25 June 2019
Location: Puckrup Hall Hotel, Gloucester, GL20 6EL
Trainers: Stephen Pett & Angela Hill

Why should I come on this conference?

  • It will be practical and inspiring, with a focus on a rich variety of resources, ideas and strategies to try out and then implement in your school.
  • It gives a great opportunity to meet other colleagues, making new contacts, building links and sharing ideas.
  • All resources used on the day will be available to download after the event.
  • Last year’s conference was rated EXCELLENT by 100% of delegates! See p.4 of the booking form!


Sessions include:

  • Better thinking, better writing for GCSE
  • Deeper thinking in Islam: contexts and case studies
  • Getting students thinking: enquiry-based learning in RE
  • Exploring and handling the diversity of non-religious worldviews


Download the full conference programme and booking form:
Three_Counties_Secondary_RE_Conference_2019_Final.pdf

Send your complete booking form(s) to courses@retoday.org.uk

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Date: 26 June 2019
Location: Bishop of Hereford’s Bluecoat School, Hampton Dene Road, Tupsley, Hereford HR1 1UU
Trainers: Fiona Moss and Stephen Pett

Support for Primary RE in Herefordshire - annual RE conference

High-quality training, with a focus on practical classroom ideas and resources.
Sessions include:
• Literacy and RE
A range of practical strategies to explore using poetry and texts in RE.
• Ofsted and RE
In the light of the new Ofsted Framework, how can we show the intent, implementation and impact of RE? Thoughtful ideas to consider and implement in your school.
• Creative RE
A selection of active strategies to get pupils thinking hard, learning lots and expressing their learning in creative ways.
• Teaching Islam and Hinduism
Some imaginative classroom ideas and resources to try out while deepening your subject knowledge.

Who is it for?
The conference is aimed at teachers of RE from primary schools, including subject leaders, TAs and head teachers. It will also be valuable for governors to find out about how the new syllabus is being implemented, as well as to explore best practice in RE.

Aims:
• To support schools in making progress with the Herefordshire Agreed Syllabuses for RE, with its increased flexibility and extra support for planning RE, and its focus on living religion and belief
• To provide practical strategies, guidance and resources for teachers and subject leaders in planning creative, thoughtful, rigorous RE to promote deep learning and the personal development of pupils
• To model examples of thoughtful RE, challenging all pupils and promoting deeper thinking

Download the full conference programme and booking form:
Hereford_SACRE_primary_RE_Conference_June_2019_brochure_Final.pdf
Hereford_SACRE_primary_RE_Conference_June_2019_booking_form.docx
Send your complete booking form(s) to courses@retoday.org.uk

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Date: Monday 01 July 2019, 4pm–5pm
Location: Online
Trainer: Lat Blaylock
Cost: £30 (Discounts available to NATRE members, see below)

This webinar will demonstrate 5 examples, from three different religions, of how thinking through RE can be deepened to include big ideas and big questions. Teachers will receive inspiration and practical ready to use ideas for more thoughtful RE.

Booking: Register to join this seminar by clicking this link and completing the registration form: https://attendee.gototraining.com/r/459953597711121665

Payment methods for our online seminars: Once you have registered you will be required to make payment no later than two weeks prior to the seminar, to receive your confirmation enabling you to join in on the day.

On the registration form please stipulate whether you or your school/organisation will be paying for your training.
• Schools will be invoiced.
• Personal customers will need to provide card details once you have registered, you can do this by calling the office on 0121 458 3313 to make payment by card over the phone.

Please register today to join our seminar on Monday 01 July 2019 at 4pm.

Once you have registered a confirmation email will be sent to you.

Hope you are able to join in!


NATRE member discounts
£10 off for Bronze, ITT, NQT and Professional members (pay £20), £15 off for Silver members (pay £15), £20 off for Gold members (pay £10), FREE for Platinum members.

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Understanding Christianity - Secondary

Course Date: 02 July 2019

Date: 02 July 2019, 9:30am–3:30pm
Location: Birmingham
Trainers: Stephen Pett and Kate Christopher
Cost: £205
(Discounts available for NATRE members! See below.)

A day course introducing a new and substantial resource for teaching Christianity for 11-14s, laying the foundations for excellent learning at 14+/GCSE and A Level.
This day course will provide you with an overview of the Understanding Christianity approach,
units of work strategies and activities, as well as specific classroom resources to support learning.

Teachers attending this course will:
• Be able to use this excellent and innovative resource package for better learning about Christianity 11-16
• Consider the place of concepts, creativity, theology and textual learning in RE through exploring inspiring
examples of teaching and learning ideas
• Develop their own skills as a teacher of RE by using this major new, fully-resourced approach.

NATRE member discounts
Bronze members get £30 off (pay £175), Silver members get £50 off (pay £155), Gold members get £100 off (pay £105), Platinum members go for FREE!

Click here for more information and printable booking form

HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION: We will use your information to fulfil your contract with us including exercising our legitimate interest to keep you up-to-date with our products and services. For further details please view our full privacy policy and your rights at https://retoday.org.uk/policies-terms-and-cookie-information

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Help! I'm the RE Subject Leader

Course Date: 09 July 2019

Date: 09 July 2019, 9:30am-3:30pm
Location: Lincoln
Trainer: Julia Diamond-Conway
Cost: £205 Special offer price! Only £175!
(Further discounts available for NATRE members! See below.)

Suitable for: Primary teachers looking for guidance and support in their RE subject leader role. Perfect for both newly qualified as well as experienced teachers and any teaching staff with a responsibility for RE, or those considering a subject leader role.

This one-day course will provide you with the knowledge and confidence to be an effective and inspirational RE subject leader in the primary school. Explore the role of the subject leader using practical activities to develop your understanding of RE and your leadership and management skills. Focus on creative task setting for classes within your school, effective and manageable monitoring and self evaluation and how to enthuse, empower and inspire colleagues. Leave feeling motivated, inspired and equipped with ready-to-use ideas to engage staff and pupils.

Click here for more information and printable booking form

NATRE member discounts
Bronze members get £30 off (pay £145), Silver members get £50 off (pay £125), Gold members get £100 off (pay £75), Platinum members go for FREE!

HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION: We will use your information to fulfil your contract with us including exercising our legitimate interest to keep you up-to-date with our products and services. For further details please view our full privacy policy and your rights at https://retoday.org.uk/policies-terms-and-cookie-information

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