Gloucestershire Primary RE Conference 2024


Gloucestershire Primary RE Conference 2024

An inspiring mix of research, exploration and practical strategies, this is the best CPD you will have all year! There will be an extravagance of resources and ideas to take away and use in your classrooms.

Date: Monday 10 June, 9AM–3:45PM
Location: Puckrup Hall Hotel, GL20 6EL
Trainers: Stephen Pett, Lat Blaylock, Ruth Flanagan, Fiona Moss
Cost: £105 per delegate, or £170 for two teachers from the same school

Full details and the booking form can be found here


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.

8.30 AM - Registration and refreshments
9.00 - 10.00 AM Keynote 1: ‘Don’t underestimate the Force!’ with Ruth Flanagan, University of Exeter. With the move towards a worldviews approach for the revised Gloucestershire syllabus, this session explores how we can understand and harness the guiding power of teachers’ personal worldviews in RE.

Workshop A: 10.15AM-11.15AM - Choose one from the following three options:

A1. Words, words, words:improving pupils’ writing in RE with Fiona Moss. Supporting 6-11s toexpress ideas, opinions and knowledge correctly in RE.
A2: Ways of knowing 5-7s: Hermeneutics with infants with Lat Blaylock. Examples of ways to make space for children’s own interpretation in RE.
A3: Engaging pupils’ personal worldviews with Stephen Pett. Hear about new research on children’s worldviews and how to draw on and develop them in RE.

Workshop B: 11.45AM-12.45PM - Choose one from the following three options:

B1: Chanukah, Easter and Holi with Fiona Moss - Deepening learning across the age range 5-11.
B2: Ways of knowing 7-11: Philosophical approaches with Lat Blaylock - Six ideas to help pupils think for themselves about the big questions of life in the light of different worldviews.
B3. Employing worldviews in practice with Ruth Flanagan - Thinking through a worldviews approach – how does this work? What does this change?

Workshop C: 1.45PM-2.45PM - Choose one from the following three options:

C1: Assessment in RE: the Basics with Fiona Moss - For new teachers and those new to subject leadership, an introduction to effective assessment.
C2: Ways of knowing 5-11: values and ethics with Lat Blaylock - Six ways to
promote deeper thinking about values through RE.
C3: Case studies in Islam with 5-7s with Stephen Pett - What is it like to grow up in a Muslim home?Helping infants to learn about Muslim living.

Keynote 2: Revising the Gloucestershire syllabus: update and response with Lat Blaylock (3.00-3.45PM)
With the current syllabus due to be renewed for a 2025 launch, this session will share some of the proposed changes and invite your comments and responses.

Full details and the booking form can be found here.

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