Success Story with Churchfield CE Primary Academy in Staffordshire Significant success with the RE Curriculum. Using the enquiry-based approach in Discovery RE has really enabled the children to deepen their thinking. Starting each unit from the children’s own experience engages them straight away and they are then keen to find out how … Continue reading
Using Discovery RE and Understanding Christianity togetherby DiscoveryRE, 27 September, 2016
Understanding Christianity cannot be used to replace Discovery RE and Discovery RE cannot be used to deliver Understanding Christianity. They can, however, be used together to deliver a holistic and balanced RE programme.
The Religious Education Council of England and Wales has produced a good practice guide for RE Teachers. This voluntary code of practice was drawn up in 2009, as a reassurance for teachers, colleagues, pupils and parents to cover the concerns they may have about the delivery of RE in schools … Continue reading →
Success Story with St. Luke’s CE Primary in Dorset Significant success with Critical Thinking and Confidence. Since having adopted the Discovery Scheme to deliver our RE curriculum we have seen a huge improvement in the pupil’s critical thinking skills. Previously our RE curriculum had a strong focus on subject knowledge. … Continue reading →
Informed conversation and dialogue on belief and faith are key to a peaceful societyby DiscoveryRE, 6 May, 2016
Nigel Genders, Chief Education Officer for the Church of England, gave oral evidence to the All Party Parliamentary Group for Religious Education on Religious Literacy. When I last spoke to the APPG we were asking what RE in schools is for, and I suggested that it should primarily be about … Continue reading →
Feeling isolated? RE-energise your teaching with help from the Farmington Institute. The Farmington Institute serves to ‘support, encourage and improve Religious Education in schools, colleges and universities’. Discovery RE talks to the Director of the Farmington Trust, Dr Ralph Waller, about the Farmington Scholarship, the importance of RE and why … Continue reading →
Discovery RE and the Scottish Religious and Moral Education curriculumby DiscoveryRE, 22 September, 2015
The Curriculum for Scotland is called ‘the Curriculum for Excellence’. This curriculum is seen as a lifelong learning strategy installed by the Scottish Government. It intends to help young people gain the experiences and skills they need for ‘learning, life and work’. This paper offers our thoughts on how Discovery … Continue reading →
Can Discovery RE help to prevent radicalisation and extremism?
Discovery RE and the new 2014 National Curriculum (for UK) This document shows where Discovery RE can support use of the new National Curriculum 2014 and clarifies the specific links between foundation subjects and Discovery RE in each key stage for the Primary School. Discovery RE is the culmination … Continue reading →