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CoRE and Discovery RE

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 does Discovery RE support the 2018 SIAMS inspection framework?

How Discovery RE can support Church of England schools in fulfilling and evidencing elements of the new SIAMS 2018 inspection framework

Discovery RE and Jigsaw PSHE: How they contribute to an Ofsted ‘outstanding’

Discovery RE and Jigsaw PSHE: How they contribute to an Ofsted ‘outstanding’ judgement in relation to the draft Ofsted School Inspection Framework, January 2019 This linked document sets out how Jigsaw, the mindful approach to PSHE, and the Discovery RE programmes can contribute significantly to an ‘outstanding’ judgement in relation … Continue reading

How does Discovery RE support the Welsh Curriculum

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)

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

Discovery RE and Electronic Pupil Assessment/Tracking Systems

We are pleased to announce that Target Tracker, Classroom Monitor and Educater have now made Discovery RE’s assessment statements available for schools using these systems.

Discovery RE 3rd Edition has arrived

Discovery RE 3rd Edition has arrived! Hi everyone, Just a quick post to let you know that the Discovery RE 3rd Edition has arrived and is available now for new customers to order directly from our online shop.

Discovery RE at the Education Show 2017

The Education Show 2017 at the NEC, Birmingham. See the new Discovery RE scheme of work for Primary Schools on Stand L66 – Sample Materials.

Good practice guide for RE teachers

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

Informed conversation and dialogue on belief and faith are key to a peaceful society

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

Religious Education in schools (England) – House of Commons Brief

Religious Education in schools (England) Published January 4, 2016 by House of Commons Library The House of Commons Library published this clear briefing on RE in schools in England. It sets out the rules in place, as well as issues surrounding the teaching of RE and its curriculum, and information … Continue reading

Personal View on Westminster Faith Debates Paper by Derek Holloway

Derek Holloway, SIAMS Inspector, RE Consultant, Adviser to Salisbury Diocese and Dorset SACRE Advisor, writes his personal view on the need for change in the world of RE and Collective Worship, initiated by The Westminster faith debates paper: A New Settlement: Religion and Belief in Schools’. You can read his … Continue reading