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.
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?
Some years ago, 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. Eyes Front Win the … Continue reading →