For the classroom 11-18
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Playlist for RE the community

After teaching RE and PSHE in the UK for 20 years, Ruth Marx now lives in France and is an RE and PSHE consultant and author currently writing curriculum with United Learning and the Ann Taves Barnet Syllabus project....

For the classroom 14-16
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GCSE RS for all…

Having worked in a mainstream for 20 years, I am fully aware that delivering ‘compulsory’ RE Key Stage 4 can be a challenge. It is true, however, that delivering compulsory RE to Key Stage 4 in a pupil referral...

For the classroom 11-19
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I love RE lessons

Rachel Cole teaches in a school for secondary-aged students with moderate learning difficulties. She previously taught in mainstream primary schools and in a mainstream through school (4–16). She leads and teaches...

For the classroom 3-7
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I would gift baby Jesus a baby dragon, and other insights from Early Years/Key Stage 1

As educators we strive to do our best for ‘our’ children across the curriculum and throughout the school. Floor books are an effective way of doing this, by saving teacher time and providing interesting insights...

For the classroom 9-16
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MAPPING RE ACROSS TRANSITION

As a Head of Department in a large secondary school, transition is something that has always vexed  me. To give some context, my school is in a multi-academy trust (MAT), although this is still ar relatively new...

For the classroom
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What I wish I knew

Stepping into the classroom is still e singularly most terrifying and most empowering thing I have done. The empowering part, however, came quite a while later on! Teaching was not my first career, and I began...

For the classroom 7-14
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UNVEILING CONNECTIONS

In the dynamic and ever-evolving world of primary education and curriculum design, the integration of various sciplines enhances the depth and breadth of student learning. And this is no different when approaching RE....

For the classroom 5-18
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BEYOND the plate

Exploring the ethical dimensions of veganism offers a profound link to RE, where moral reasoning and the study of values are paramount.

Opinion
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“The problem with RE …IS THAT IT ISN’T RE!

Like many atheists I would be 100 percent in favour of RE if it restricted itself to what it says on the tin: education about religion.

Opinion
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A TRANSATLANTIC ADVENTURE in moral education

Saima reflects on her experiences at the 49th Annual Conference of the Association for Moral Education in Texas in October 2023.

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North Stars

CELEBRITY PILGRIMS explore faith, spirituality and life’s big questions on their journey through North Wales

For the classroom 11-14
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ASSESSMENTBY CODING

Hugo Whately gives us insight into THE ABC FOR KEY STAGE 3

For the classroom 13-19
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ARE WE WHAT WE EAT?

Exploring religious and social belonging through food with Paul Slater and Dr. Hephzibah Israel

For the classroom 11-14
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PEOPLE AND the planet

The aim of the project is for students to fully place themselves into the narrative of climate emergency, rather than seeing it as a problem for others to solve.

For the classroom 7-11
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GETTING TO GRIPS WITH TEACHING ABOUT RACISM

Ceris Sauro is a PPA teacher and Humanities Lead at Pontyberem Primary School in Carmarthenshire.

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ANIMAL ETHICS IN THE RE CLASSROOM

We speak to Joyce D'Silva, Ambassador Emeritus for Compassion in World Farming and author of Animal Welfare in World Religion: Teaching and Practice

Opinion
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Linda Woodhead On How to Teach ‘values’

Values are visible everywhere these days. Whether it is a school, a university, Microsoft or GB News, for example, you can easily find their values statement. When I undertook research on Generation Z (the generation...

Last word
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What does RE mean to you?

In this issue of REToday, we have explored the messiness of religions and worldviews. What an oversight it would be not to explore the messiness of RE itself, a subject whose aims, purposes, methods and very existence...

The big picture
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Wondering in Uzbekistan

John Holroyd taught RE in schools in and around London for 30 years before lecturing at the London School of Philosophy and writing his book Judging Religion: A Dialogue for Our Time.

For the staffroom
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30 years of NASACRE: SACREs for the future

NASACRE’s Pearl Anniversary Conference, with more than 100 delegates from over 60 SACREs across the country, focused on some of the treasures of the past and looked forward to the golden nuggets of the future.