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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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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THIS PAGE IS NO LONGER ACTIVE.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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APPG Report: RE and Good Community Relations

The All Party Parliamentary Group on RE has published a summary report following a five month inquiry into the contribution of RE to good community relations. The inquiry, co-ordinated by Dr Joyce Miller, heard evidence from a wide range of perspectives about how RE at its best can play a positive role in giving young […]

Monday, March 17th, 2014 | No Comments

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Schools with Soul: RSA SMSC Report

Culham St Gabriel’s is delighted to welcome the RSA’s report, ‘Schools with Soul’, which offers a very powerful and original analysis of school-based provision for spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. The project was an RSA-led investigation carried out with an inter-disciplinary group of 40 experts in research, school leadership, teacher training, school inspection and […]

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014 | No Comments

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New Teach RE Website Launched

We’re very pleased to announce that we’ve completed the update of the Teach RE site.  The new site provides information for anyone interested in becoming an RE teacher as well as supporting existing teachers of RE (whether subject specialists, teachers with other specialisms, HLTAs or TAs) with CPD. The site is also the home of […]

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014 | No Comments

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A Common Fund for RE Teacher Trainees

‘This should not be about charity. This should be about justice’, Barbara Lane, trustee of a charity supporting Religious Education in schools, was commenting on  the government’s continuing refusal to provide bursaries for RE teacher trainees, as they do for other subjects. A number of charitable trusts have agreed to collaborate to provide a common […]

Monday, February 24th, 2014 | No Comments

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Spirituality and Values

Why we are interested in Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development (SMSC) and Values Culham St Gabriel’s is interested in approaches to SMSC which enable school leaders and staff to fulfil and go beyond the inspection requirements, to understand and implement their school’s vision, and to spread good practice. Grant applicants are asked to take […]

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014 | 2 Comments

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New partnerships for the Teach RE Course

After its recent redesign and development the Teach RE course (TREC) is proving popular with those who are already teaching RE in schools, as well as those who plan to teach the subject in both primary and secondary settings. Culham St Gabriel’s is particularly delighted that E-Qualitas are promoting the TREC with their students by […]

Monday, January 6th, 2014 | No Comments

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New RE review aims to reverse subject’s decline

With the launch of the RE Review today, the RE Council has given the following press release:   New RE review aims to reverse subject’s decline New framework for RE in England outlines best practice   The Religious Education Council for England and Wales (REC) publishes new guidelines for RE today.  The revised teaching framework […]

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013 | No Comments

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More than half of schools found to be failing pupils on religious education

Schools and the government have failed to focus effectively on religious education, Ofsted said on Sunday.   The schools inspectorate said, in Religious education: realising the potential, that religious education makes an important contribution to pupils’ development, both personal and academic. It does so by promoting respect and empathy, which are increasingly important in an […]

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013 | No Comments

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