Guidance for Using Discovery RE with Composite Classes This guidance is to support schools teaching Discovery RE to a range of ages in a class throughout the school. The fact that Discovery RE is medium-term planning, allows units (enquiries) to be moved between adjacent age groups quite easily. The first … Continue reading
How does Discovery RE support schools in evidencing intent, implementation and impact?by DiscoveryRE, 21 May, 2020
How does Discovery RE support schools in evidencing intent, implementation and impact? This downloadable article will support school leaders and leaders of RE in particular, in preparing for Ofsted and being able to confidently evidence and explain how Discovery RE supports them in fulfilling these expectations. In the article we … Continue reading →
Discovery RE and Jigsaw PSHE: How they contribute to 2019 Ofsted Education Inspection Frameworkby DiscoveryRE, 30 September, 2019
Discovery RE and Jigsaw PSHE: How they contribute to 2019 Ofsted Education Inspection Framework This document sets out how the Jigsaw and the Discovery RE programmes can contribute significantly to an ‘outstanding’ judgement in relation to the Education Inspection Framework, May 2019.
Discovery RE and the Commission on Religious Education (CoRE) The Commission on Religious Education (CoRE) have released a report titled ‘Religion and Worldviews: the way forward, a national plan for RE’ which highlights the need for a raise in status for the subject, greater investment in training and the need … Continue reading →
How Discovery RE can support Church of England schools in fulfilling and evidencing elements of the new SIAMS 2018 inspection framework
How does Discovery RE support the Welsh Curriculumby DiscoveryRE, 18 February, 2019
How does Discovery RE support the Welsh Curriculum Welsh education is going through a period of considerable change, with an extensive review being undertaken led by Professor Graham Donaldson, ‘Successful Futures’ which is going to have a major impact upon the Welsh curriculum. “The children and young people of today … Continue reading →
Fulfilling the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales)by DiscoveryRE, 18 February, 2019
How can Jigsaw, the mindful approach to PSHE, and Discovery RE support providers in fulfilling the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015 ? The Wellbeing of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015 is legislation requiring public bodies such as local authorities, health boards and other organisations such as Arts and … Continue reading →
How Discovery RE supports schools to implement the recommendations of the “Bold Beginnings” reportby DiscoveryRE, 24 May, 2018
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.
Often I have been asked the following questions: How do we raise the profile of RE within a school? How do we make an impact in the school? I have often been asked these questions when someone has inherited the role of RE Co-ordinator and, after a brief audit, have … 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.