On our events page you can search for all events relating to RE, we recommend you do this to check up to date information but key training dates are listed below (with links to the appropriate event page with booking information):

Initial Teacher Trainee

These virtual sessions will support trainees with RE subject knowledge.  Sessions will be led by Fiona Moss:

RE- What? Why? How? Monday 8th November, 4pm – 5.30pm

Subject Knowledge: Teaching About Religious and Non-Religious World Views, Wednesday 2nd March, 4pm – 5.30pm

RE: and other curriculum aspects: Collective worship, British values, Cultural capital and SMSC Tuesday 4th May 4pm – 5.30pm

Fee: £30 / £90 (all sessions and per school)

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Early Career Teachers (NQT / RQT)        

This programme is essential for all new teachers, whether starting a teaching career in a CofE school or community school. The recent OFSTED RE research report and the ECT framework are clear on the essential nature of subject knowledge CPD. RE is often a subject that teachers feel less confident teaching and this 2-year rolling programme of CPD will improve both RE subject knowledge and confidence. There is also the opportunity to complete gap tasks for a short self-study course through Teach RE.

Year A (2021-2022):

Why RE? Thursday 18th November 3pm – 6pm

Subject Knowledge: Teaching Islam and Christianity, Wednesday 28th April 3pm – 6pm

Year B (2022-2023):

The Intent of The RE Curriculum, date tbc

Subject knowledge in RE/Religion and worldviews, date tbc

Fee per year: £40 / £120 (per school)

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RE Day in a Virtual Box, videos and supporting resources created by Fiona Moss & Lat Blaylock from RE Today:

  • Year 2: Same and Different: Community, values, and respect
  • Year 5: To Know and to Learn- Jews, Christians, and Muslims

Fees: 1 day £70 / £100 or for both days £120/£175

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RE / Collective Worship Leaders

Help! New RE Coordinators:

This course is ideal for new subject leaders and will take place during three online sessions: one session in each term. This gives great support to a new subject leader in a community or a church school during their early days of leading the subject. Each new subject leader will also be linked with a leading RE teacher who will provide further support during the year.

  • 26th October 2021, 1.30 – 4.30pm (hopefully face to face at the DBE Office at St Martin’s House)
  • 23rd February & 14th June, 4pm – 5.15pm (online)
  • Pairing with Lead RE Teachers for mentoring

Fee: £95/£135

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Primary RE Development Training with Fiona Moss, 1pm – 4pm, online:

  • 27th October 2021, Unpacking the Ofsted Research Review and Deep Dives in RE
  • 10th March 2022, Teaching About Big Questions in RE
  • 8th June 2022, Teaching diversity in Judaism

Fee per session: £40/£85

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Secondary RS Development Training, with Angela Hill and Fiona Moss from RE Today, 4pm – 6pm, online, during the first session the content for the other two sessions will be agreed with the group:

  • 25th November 2021, Supporting RE in Leicestershire- identifying needs, sharing the national picture with a focus on the OFSTED research review for RE
  • 31st March 2022 – content to be agreed
  • 7th June 2022 – content to be agreed

Fee per session: £40/£85

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RE Locally Agreed Syllabus Launch, 24th September, 9am – 3.30pm

Hosted by Leicestershire SACRE

Fee: £50 per attendee

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