In January 2017, Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector (HMCI) commissioned an Ofsted-wide review of the curriculum. Its aim was to provide fresh insight into leaders’ curriculum intentions, how these are implemented and the impact on outcomes for pupils. The "Bold Beginnings" report specifically focuses on the Reception Year and the extent to which a school’s curriculum for four- and five-year-olds prepares them for the rest of their education and beyond.
How Discovery RE supports schools to implement the recommendations of the “Bold Beginnings” reportby DiscoveryRE, 24 May, 2018
Seeking 'Outstanding' from your next SIAMS? By using Discovery RE, you should easily be able to prove what you believe to be true - in writing, lesson plans, curriculum overview, and observations that RE truly deserves the grade of ‘outstanding’ in your school.
Discovery RE and the Ofsted Framework 2015 From September 2015, Ofsted set out the principles that apply to inspection and the main judgements that inspectors make when conducting inspections of maintained schools, academies and non-association independent schools as well as further education and skills providers and registered early years settings. … 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.
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 Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development
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?
How Discovery RE can help you achieve Outstanding RE in Church Schoolsby DiscoveryRE, 6 March, 2015
Seeking ‘outstanding’ from your next SIAMS? How Discovery RE can help! When leading RE in any school, there can be pressure regarding teaching time, the profile of the subject in amongst a hectic and pressured timetable, and finding time and evidence for assessment. For those of us leading in an … Continue reading →
In 2013, my school underwent both the Statutory Inspection of Anglican schools and Ofsted. Apologies if some of these bring to mind grandmothers and eggs but they were all attributes that inspectors in both cases commented on as leading to outstanding Religious Education lessons. 1. Hook ’em in! Get the … Continue reading →