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Culham St Gabriel’s Trust Strategic Plan 2016-20

Vision Excellent RE for pupils in all schools, underpinned by a new legal basis, positive policy priorities, public understanding, and effective structures; and enriched by accessible, high-quality professional development and research opportunities for teachers, trainers and developers of RE. Context In schools, universities, and the policy environment, the outlook for RE remains uncertain. Demographic change, […]

Thursday, December 1st, 2016 | No Comments

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Understanding Christianity

Culham St Gabriel’s are delighted to see the launch of the Understanding Christianity materials at www.understandingchristianity.org.uk . Understanding Christianity is a substantial resource aimed at supporting RE teachers’ work in teaching about Christianity. We supported the project with a significant grant because of our commitment to excellence in RE, in the context to teaching and learning about religious and non-religious […]

Friday, May 27th, 2016 | No Comments

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Assessment and Attainment Summits

In late 2015 and early 2016 Culham St Gabriel’s hosted two summits focused on the issue of assessment beyond levels in RE. These meetings brought together advisers and consultants known to the trust who had already been working in the area of assessment and attainment. These summits were highly participatory and included reference to the […]

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016 | 8 Comments

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Culham St Gabriel’s position on RE policy

The RE policy scene This year has seen three major reports on RE, each calling for significant legal and policy changes. The messages are consistent: the quality of RE is held back by structural and legal factors; the religion and belief landscape in the UK has changed since 1944; the time has come to bring […]

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015 | 1 Comment

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Energising RE Report

The most recent Culham St Gabriel’s RE Teacher Conference, Energising RE, was held at Wokefield Park on 3-4 October 2015. This was an exciting 24 hour event that brought together 200 teachers of RE (148 secondary, 38 primary, 14 middle/other) and 23 seminar leaders from all over the UK. Keynote presentations were given by Professor […]

Thursday, December 3rd, 2015 | No Comments

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REforREal Report: The Future of Teaching and Learning about Religion and Belief

The RE for REal project, led by Adam Dinham and Martha Shaw, has released a report: The Future of Teaching and Learning about Religion and Belief (read the full report here: http://www.gold.ac.uk/media/goldsmiths/169-images/departments/research-units/faiths-unit/REforREal-web-b.pdf). The report makes 10 key recommendations.  Culham St Gabriel’s welcomes these and encourages the RE world to fully engage with them and the wider findings of the report […]

Friday, November 27th, 2015 | No Comments

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Transforming Primary RE: Grant Call

Culham St Gabriel’s Trust invites expressions of interest from RE-related organisations or networks to develop a major large-scale project to transform RE in English primary schools. The recurrent challenges facing primary RE include confusion over the purpose of RE, limited subject knowledge, a lack of teacher confidence, paucity of initial training and CPD opportunities, isolation, […]

Thursday, November 19th, 2015 | No Comments

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RE Regional Strategy

THIS PAGE IS NO LONGER ACTIVE.  FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION, PLEASE SEE NETWORKING RE: http://www.reonline.org.uk/networking-re/   Welcome to the RE Regional Strategy. The strategy to ensure that there are more robust arrangements for training and supporting teachers of RE is based on Recommendation 4 of the RE Council’s Review of Religious Education. This strategy has been worked […]

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015 | No Comments

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Professor John Hull

Culham St Gabriel’s Trust joins many RE teachers in mourning the death of Professor John Hull. Mark Chater, Director of the Trust, writes: ‘Very saddened by news of the passing of John Hull, emeritus Professor of RE at the University of Birmingham. John was a pioneer of RE, carving out a theoretical position for our […]

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015 | No Comments

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A New Settlement: Religion and Belief in Schools

A report, ‘A New Settlement: Religion and Belief in Schools’, by Charles Clarke and Linda Woodhead has been released today.  Culham St Gabriel’s warmly welcomes the RE proposals in this report as a discussion starter in what must be an inclusive and well informed national debate. Culham St Gabriel’s has long been interested in the […]

Monday, June 15th, 2015 | No Comments

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