News

  • Holocaust Memorial Day: International Day of Remembrance Sunday 24th January 2016 Doors open: 1:30pm Ceremony at: 2:00pm Council House Victoria Square Birmingham
  • NATRE sought clarification from the Department for Education on todays High Court ruling on GCSE Religious Studies and non-religious world views. A spokesperson told us: Todays judgment does not directly affect the detailed content of our reformed GCSE and will not affect the current teaching of the RS GCSE in classrooms. NATRE will continue to support teachers to teach GCSE Religious Studies according to the specifications as and when they are approved by OFQUAL and to teach religions and non-religious world views to pupils of all ages.
  • Farmington Scholarships for Teachers of Religious Education and Headteachers Academic Year 2016/2017 the link to the information on our website is: http://www.farmington.ac.uk/
  • Peacemakers help school communities to grow and develop by putting time and energy into building, maintaining and repairing relationships in the classroom, in the staffroom, in the playground and corridors. For more information check out their newsletter attached below.
  • Leaveners is a Birmingham based arts charity offering a unique, high-quality programme of art-based workshops, projects and events that explore issues relating to human rights, social justice, peace and spiritually, inspired by contemporary Quaker values... For more information please click the link below.
  • Examination Reform 2015: Your one-stop shop for all the materials published so far http://www.natre.org.uk/news/latest-news/examination-reform-2015-your-on...
  • Thursday 7th May 2015

    To be held at G39, School of Education, University of Birmingham

     

    Alan Brine (former chief inspector for RE) will talk about:

    1. Preparing for Ofsted

    2. The inquiry approach to RE

     

    A chance to meet other teachers of RE, to share ideas and gain support.

    Refreshments from 4:30.

    Start from 5:00.

    Finish by 6:00.

    The RE network group meeting is a link group for the West Midlands. All secondary RE teachers are most welcome.

  • The Discovery RE scheme - advice from Birmingham SACRE - the publicity for this scheme is misleading as it claims that it meets the requirements of the Birmingham Agreed Syllabus 2007. This is inaccurate for the following reasons:

     

    The intentions for pupils’ learning as a result of following of the Discovery RE scheme are very different from those stipulated in the Birmingham Agreed Syllabus 2007.

  • The BBC has made 5 new programmes for Key Stage Two which will be transmitted in the very early mornings on BBC 2 as follows. Lat Blaylock of RE Today has been working on the programmes which will also become available on the BBC website after the transmission.

     

    Christianity:        0530, 24/03/15, BBC Two.

    Sikhism:               0500, 25/03/15, BBC Two

  • Research into Religious Education in Birmingham

     

    My name is Simone Whitehouse. I am a PhD student at the University of Birmingham, researching teachers’ views on the 2007 Birmingham Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education. I’d like to ask for your help with my research.