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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THIS PAGE IS NO LONGER ACTIVE.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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CSTG Thinking Day #2

Culham St Gabriel’s held its second thinking day earlier this week.  This was a hugely successful, energising and stimulating event in which participants discussed the future of RE and outlined a practical plan for their visions.     A full report will be published soon.  Watch this space.  

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015 | 3 Comments

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GETTING TO GOOD IN PRIMARY RE

A regional strategy for improvement and support A project supported by Culham St Gabriel’s Trust and the Jerusalem Trust ‘Getting to Good in Primary RE’ is about improving the quality of RE teaching and learning in primary schools. ‘Getting to Good’ seeks to develop and embed improvement strategies, working with primary Heads, staff and local […]

Thursday, January 15th, 2015 | 1 Comment

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2015 Themed Grant Call: Assessment and Progression in RE

Culham St Gabriel’s is pleased to launch a themed grant call and, in addition to open grant proposals that fulfill the grant criteria, the trustees invite applications for grants to develop policy and practice on assessment and progression in RE. The grant would support work to produce a credible, forward-looking model of assessment and progression […]

Thursday, January 8th, 2015 | No Comments

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