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How Discovery RE supports schools to implement the recommendations of the “Bold Beginnings” report

by 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.

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Seeking ‘outstanding’ from your next SIAMS?

by DiscoveryRE, 1 July, 2017

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.

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Discovery RE and the Ofsted Framework 2015

by DiscoveryRE, 18 June, 2017

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

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Using Discovery RE and Understanding Christianity together

by 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.

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Farmington Fellowships

by DiscoveryRE, 14 December, 2015

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

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Discovery RE and SMSC

by DiscoveryRE, 7 December, 2015

Discovery RE and Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development  

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Discovery RE and the Scottish Religious and Moral Education curriculum

by 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

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Preventing Radicalisation and Extremism

by DiscoveryRE, 28 May, 2015

Can Discovery RE help to prevent radicalisation and extremism?  

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How Discovery RE can help you achieve Outstanding RE in Church Schools

by 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

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10 top tips for ‘outstanding’ RE lessons

by DiscoveryRE, 6 February, 2015

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

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