Our news: Thoughts from our CEO

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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In for the long haul….

Yesterday I attended the RE Council SRGM in London at the East London Mosque and Muslim Centre. Culham St Gabriel’s are one of RE Council member organisations, and I also sit on the RE Council Board as a Trustee. Firstly, I’d like to express my thanks to our hosts who welcomed us warmly and shared […]

Thursday, November 7th, 2019 | No Comments

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Listening to one another’s stories

Last week I spoke at the Learn Teach Lead RE Area 1 conference in Cornwall. It was a delight to meet so many teachers and hear their stories from the classroom. I heard about the challenges of leading RE whilst also being an NQT, the love of subject, the diversity of practice, the creative approaches […]

Wednesday, October 16th, 2019 | 1 Comment

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New Beginnings, New Opportunities

Today I start as the new Chief Executive of Culham St Gabriel’s Trust (CSTG). It is a huge privilege to take up this role. CSTG is a leading agent for change for RE and my vision as the new CEO is to strive tirelessly for the rejuvenation and reimagination of the subject at all levels […]

Wednesday, May 1st, 2019 | No Comments

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Welcome from the CEO

I am delighted to welcome you to Culham St Gabriel’s Trust. Our vision is for a high-quality, broad-based religious education, exploring religion and worldviews openly, rigorously, critically and reflectively in the context of a changing and globalised world. The Trust was formed in 2012, bringing together two former Trusts, the Culham Educational Foundation and St […]

Wednesday, May 1st, 2019 | No Comments

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