Strictly RE

Inspirational, classroom focused CPD!

Date: Saturday 27 January 2018

Location: etc venues, 200 Aldersgate, St. Paul's, London, EC1A 4HD

Price: £175 (NATRE members enjoy discounts)*

Booking: Complete the booking form below and book your place now!

Strictly RE returns to central London for another thought-provoking and practical day designed to support YOU in your classroom!

Strictly RE is the key date in the diary for the RE community, designed to inspire and equip Primary and Secondary teachers and professionals with knowledge, techniques and resources on how to deliver excellent RE. Come and have fun joining teachers from across the country in sharing ideas at a stunning central London venue. Through renowned keynote speakers and a choice of interactive and thought-provoking seminars you can pick up loads of ideas and practical support. Immerse yourself in our jam-packed programme of practical, classroom focused CPD.

“I found every aspect excellent, from the venue and catering through the keynote and seminars.”

“I left with such excitement and motivation to get back in the classroom.”

“Genuinely inspirational atmosphere, deep commitment to value of RE from everyone present.”

“Some of the best practical CPD I've had (in 17 years) tons of ideas to transfer directly to the classroom.”

NEW for 2018!

  • even more sessions! Giving YOU more choice
  • our most popular sessions will run twice, so YOU won’t miss out on any of the amazing sessions on offer
  • new panel sessions, giving YOU the chance to hear from exam boards, faith experts and more!

Choose from 27 seminars on a wide variety of topics, including:

  • primary planning and assessment
  • practical classroom ideas for teaching Christianity at GCSE
  • teaching tough issues in Primary RE
  • making A level accessible and challenging
  • RE, conflict, community and dialogue

Conference price includes:

Lunch and refreshments, downloadable handouts and presentations from all

Book your place today!

Huge discounts available for NATRE members*

*Dependent on membership package. Visit website for more details

Seminar Timetables & Speaker Profiles

Click on the tabs below to view full details of all the seminars taking place at the conference.

Click here to view the whole programme, or download a copy of the booking form.

Coming soon: speaker profiles.

Seminar A

Seminar A: 11:40-12:40
Age range Level Speaker Seminar details
4-7 Primary

Lat Blaylock

Six ways of helping infants to think for themselves

This seminar will provide multifaith examples of thoughtful activities for 4–7s in RE, using stimuli from art, music, stories and symbols to promote different kinds of thinking for younger children in RE.

5-11 Primary

Naomi Anstice

‘Proclaim RE from the rooftops!’: Promoting positive attitudes

Naomi regularly tweets RE lessons, raising awareness of the subject with her local community. Come and share ideas for high-impact RE, including theme weeks, pupil conferences, global learning, RE ambassadors and how to promote our subject in your school and community.

5–11 Primary

Katie Freeman

Teaching tough issues in primary RE: knowledge-rich and creative approaches

In this session we will be looking at creative approaches to RE that help children to dig deeper and tackle challenging issues. We will spend time looking at practical classroom ideas for both KS1 and 2.

5–18

Cross Phase

Mary Myatt

Making the case for difficult

We are a challenge-seeking species; we like doing things that are difficult! We will consider what children have to say about demanding work and explore how we can increase challenge for all.

11-18 Secondary

Kate Christopher

What does 21st century RE look like and how can my team develop it?

This session offers a chance to explore current thinking on classroom RE in direct relation to your department. Though not immediately practical, this session gives you the chance to step back from the daily bustle of management and teaching to consider the purpose and shape of RE in your school, for now and into the future.

14–16 Secondary

Joanne Harris

Practical classroom ideas for teaching Christianity at GCSE

This session will be suitable for all exam boards. It will explore strategies for dealing with the amount of content, ways to tackle the evaluation questions and approaches for exam success.

16–18 Secondary

Rachael Jackson-Royal

Making A level accessible and challenging

Focus on supporting and extending the learning of your A-level students to maximise their potential in examinations. Access teaching ideas, tips on subject knowledge and practical suggestions. A ‘must attend’ session for those wishing to spice up their A-level teaching.

N/A Panel session

Chair: Fiona Moss

RE: the state of the nation

A national panel to reflect on RE in schools, share national initiatives and advocacy work and listen to teachers.

N/A Panel session

Chair: Ed Pawson

Visits and visitors: advice, inspiration and resources

Come along to hear from and put questions to a range of organisations who visit schools around the country, and/or welcome school visits to their sites.

Seminar B

Seminar B: 13:35-14:35
Age range Level Speaker(s) Seminar details
5-11 Primary Julia Diamond-Conway

RE: right here, right now!

How can RE accurately reflect the religions and beliefs of the world in which pupils live today? Discover classroom strategies focusing on examples of religion and belief in today’s world, encountering members of faith and belief communities and recognising that faiths have internal diversity.

5-11 Primary Fiona Moss

Effective planning and assessment in RE

Five steps for planning a unit of work, and meaningful but not overburdening assessment. Some may say it’s a tall order for one hour, but come along and join in our thought-provoking jog through these issues.

7-11 Primary Gill Tewkesbury

Drama, dance, depth

How might the performing arts help children to explore spirituality, and go deeper in their learning about how and why people find meaning and identity in religious faith? A practical and creative guide to cross-curricular RE.

9-14 Cross Phase Lat Blaylock

Tackling tough issues in RE

A series of strategies to deal with controversial, contemporary or difficult issues within RE. This seminar will present five practical ways of approaching controversial questions in RE that enable pupils to think more deeply about the nature and place of religion in society and in their own ideas.

11-16 Secondary Ben Wood

Destroy the level descriptors! Mangle the mark schemes!

Destroy the level descriptors! Mangle the mark schemes! In this session you will explore a better way – comparative judgment. Learn why comparison is so powerful and practice how to use it to improve assessment and feedback.

11-18 Secondary Ed Pawson

Doing religious criticism

RE has come a long way from its confessional roots. One of its most exciting features today is how it develops pupils’ critical thinking skills. This session will equip teachers to engage learners in critical conversations about faith and belief.

14-16 Secondary

Deborah Weston

Practical approaches to teaching about diversity within Islam at GCSE

This session will help teachers extend their subject knowledge of Islam and consider practical ways to make more challenging content accessible to all students, especially in relation to academic literacy.

N/A Q&A

Mark Evans

Ask the inspector

Do you have a burning question you’ve always wanted to ask to an inspector? Now’s your chance! Join Mark Evans, Ofsted inspector with special responsibility for Religious Education, for this discussion session and put your questions to him.

N/A

Panel session

Chair: Daniel Hugill

What do you expect candidate exam responses to look like?

Don’t miss this chance to hear from exhibiting exam boards, and to grill them on how to support your pupils in responding to exam questions.

Seminar C

Seminar C: 14:45-15:45
Age range Level Speaker(s) Seminar details
3-6 Early Years

Michelle Green and Rachel Buckby

Out of the box RE: early years

This session will explore approaches to teaching and learning RE in the early years. These include creative storytelling, outdoor learning and many more ideas to provide quality RE ideas that will support learning in the EYFS curriculum.

5-11 Primary Lat Blaylock

Movie RE: six examples of clips for your classes

How can film clips connect to key ideas and values in RE? This seminar will use a selection of clips from children’s movies that open up big RE ideas for the primary school classroom. A Bug’s Life, Toy Story and The Lion King can make good RE. Here’s how.

5-11 Primary

Fiona Moss

Effective planning and assessment in RE

Five steps for planning a unit of work, and meaningful but not overburdening assessment. Some may say it’s a tall order for one hour, but come along and join in our thought-provoking jog through these issues.

5-18 Cross Phase

Janet Orchard

RE, conflict, community and dialogue

RE is often seen as a curriculum subject that helps to foster good community relations. In this workshop we explain how 'contact theory' might be used to address intergroup conflict and promote positive dialogue in your classroom.

11-14 Secondary

Emma Lamb

Avoiding the sensational: meaningful, not cheap ethics

Why Kant you study ethics at KS3? Explore ways to meaningfully engage with ethical thinkers and theorists beyond sensationalist case studies and over-simplified, dramatic debates. Consider whether the RE classroom can and should impact young people's ability to think ethically.

14-16 Secondary

Joanne Harris

Practical classroom ideas for teaching Christianity at GCSE

This session will be suitable for all exam boards. It will explore strategies for dealing with the amount of content, ways to tackle the evaluation questions and approaches for exam success.

14–16 Secondary

Deborah Weston

Practical approaches to teaching about diversity within Islam at GCSE

This session will help teachers extend their subject knowledge of Islam and consider practical ways to make more challenging content accessible to all students, especially in relation to academic literacy.

N/A N/A

Juliet Lyal

Leading or starting a NATRE-affiliated Local Group

Local Groups are an invaluable source of support, and for sharing ideas and resources with teachers in your area. Do you lead a Local Group? Would you like to start one? Come along to share and take away ideas, and make connections with other groups around the country.

N/A

Panel session

Chair: Daniel Hugill

Misconceptions about your religious/non-religious viewpoint

Join our panel of experts as they discuss common misconceptions about their religious or non-religious views. Take the opportunity to pose the challenging or confusing questions put to you by pupils and/or parents, or just to improve your own knowledge.

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