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Our Strategic Direction Part 3

  Today I’m going to share something about our final two strategic objectives. These are: Developing excellent leadership and teaching of religion and worldviews; and Facilitating the religion and worldviews community to work more cohesively Our new pilot leadership programme which began earlier this year in many ways lies at the heart of developing excellent […]

Friday, June 26th, 2020 | No Comments

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The Culham St Gabriel’s Bake-Off

Or   ‘How to build team virtually during the Covid-19 pandemic’   I’m passionate about team!! Team is one of the essential ways in which we live out the values of our Trust. So, I wanted to explore how we could build team virtually? As an office team we have had virtual ‘non-work’ coffee mornings […]

Tuesday, June 16th, 2020 | No Comments

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Our Strategic Direction Part 2

  Today I want to share with you another of our strategic objectives. Which is: Advocating for the importance of a high-quality education in religion and worldviews within the education world In my last vlog I spoke about changing public perception and influencing government, this objective today about advocacy provides a pivot between those two, […]

Friday, June 12th, 2020 | No Comments

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Our Strategic Direction Part 1

  A few weeks ago, I shared something of our new vision, mission and distinct values as a Trust. Today I want to tell you about two of our new strategic objectives which we will begin to work towards from September this year. The first is promoting positive public perception of an education in religion […]

Friday, May 22nd, 2020 | No Comments

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Launching our new vision

It was a year ago today that I started in the role of Chief CEO at Culham St Gabriel’s. It’s been an amazing year. It’s been great to work with so many talented people and organisations which are passionate about education in religion and worldviews. In the last couple of weeks, it’s been fantastic to […]

Friday, May 1st, 2020 | No Comments

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Keeping Connected

Following on from my previous blog about empowering collaboration, I thought it appropriate to focus on how we can keep connected and support one another at this difficult and challenging time. The word ‘connect ‘comes from the Latin conectere, to join together and in the 19th Century was particularly applied to establishing relationships. At Culham […]

Friday, March 20th, 2020 | No Comments

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Empowering collaboration: Our approach to grant giving

Many of you will know Culham St Gabriel’s through its programmes such as RE:ONLINE, the Teach:RE Courses, Email a Believer and ResearchforRE. However, I wonder if you have ever thought about applying for a grant? We have recently changed our grant giving approach to focus more on seed corn funding and supporting groups of teachers […]

Tuesday, March 10th, 2020 | No Comments

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Opening up the treasure box!

It was a delight to attend and give the keynote at NATRE’s Strictly RE Conference on Saturday. I enjoyed talking about the various jewels in our treasure boxes – our own worldviews, our pupils’ worldviews, our context, the intent of our school curriculum, our subject of religion and worldviews, and our curriculum content. I talked […]

Tuesday, January 28th, 2020 | No Comments

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Looking back…. Looking forward….

Looking back…. At the start of a new year it is good to reflect on things, to review and evaluate. I’ve now been in post as CEO of Culham St Gabriel’s for eight months. It seems to have flown by! I love my job! In those eight months I have met and worked with some […]

Thursday, January 2nd, 2020 | No Comments

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The power of conversation

I recently attended a seminar where Andrew Copson (Chief Executive of Humanist UK) and Michael Reiss (Professor of Science Education at University College London) were ‘in conversation’ about ‘meaning’. The topic was fascinating. They talked about different understandings of meaning and meaningful. They even asked, ‘How does a giraffe find meaning? Or perhaps what is […]

Friday, November 22nd, 2019 | No Comments

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