The Hockerill and NATRE prize for innovation in RE teaching 2015

The Hockerill Educational Foundation and NATRE have joined forces to provide the educational world of Primary and Secondary education with a prize which recognises the work and dedication of all those who teach Religious Education.

Building on the success of the joint conferences run for new RE Teachers in their PGCE year, Hockerill and NATRE have developed this prize to recognise innovation in this very important subject area. We are also aware that the school ethos must provide the teacher with the right environment for innovation to occur.

The prize will recognise both these elements and as a result will be in two parts:

The first part is a monetary prize for the school to enable it to purchase new RE materials.

The second part is an educational bursary for the teacher to part fund attendance at a specialist educational course for RE.

The prize will also recognise that the needs and requirements of the Primary and Secondary sectors are different and will therefore be given separately in each sector.

NATRE and the Hockerill Educational Foundation would like to encourage as many teachers as possible to enter this completion but some are reticent about entering.

If you are a head of department, headteacher or a school governor and would like one of your teachers to enter the please write to Mr Derek Humphrey and he will send the teacher an invitation to enter the competition.

The First Prize will be £600 to the School and a bursary of £600 to the teacher.

Download the guidance notes and application form.