RE Leads and Teachers - training and events


Bath and Wells RE Conference

Join us for our Bath and Wells annual RE Conference at Flourish House. We are delighted to have the always inspiring Gillian Georgiou as our keynote speaker. A nationally renowned expert in Religious Education, Gillian will explore the innovative worldviews approach to planning and teaching. Her practical insights will support teachers to transform approaches to RE. In the afternoon there will be the opportunity to engage in a series of interactive workshops designed to provide practical tools and strategies for implementing these concepts. 

Location Flourish House
Cost tba
Date 2 May 2025

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SIAMS for Schools

SIAMS is the Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools. This is also known as a Section 48 inspection. This session is for headteachers, RE leaders, Collective Worship leads, governors and those who lead on the Christian character of a church school or trust. In this session we will explore the new 2023 SIAMS Framework.
We will cover what the new Framework looks like: the Inspection Structure; the importance of Christian vision; the six Inspection Questions; the judgments; self-evaluations; and the keeping of evidence.
Location: on zoom
Cost: £35
Dates: This training is available on two dates this academic year. 

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Help! I've been given RE

This session will give you an introduction to being an RE subject leader. We will be looking at:
•   The role of the subject leader
•   Why we teach RE - its aims and purposes
•   What we teach - our syllabus and planning, and supporting colleagues
•   How we teach - creative ideas and resources including ‘Understanding Christianity’
•   The impact of RE – assessment and evidence, monitoring and supporting
•   Who will be checking? What are SIAMS and Ofsted looking for?
•   Learn Teach Lead RE 
Location: On Zoom
Cost: £35
Date: 1 October at 4pm

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Spirituality in Schools

How can we recognise and encourage the creation of space for spiritual development in our schools, enabling all pupils and adults to flourish? This webinar provides the opportunity to explore spirituality in the school context and the SIAMS expectations for Church schools, recognising and valuing spirituality and understanding school leaders as spiritual leaders. We will share some good practices from schools within our diocese and some key documents that will support you in your development.

Location: On Zoom
Cost: £35
Date: 14 October at 4pm. 

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Understanding Christianity Day

This popular resource, to support the teaching of Christianity in religious education, is in use in most of the church schools and academies across the country. It meets all the expectations of the RE Statement of Entitlement and the SIAMS inspection process.
‘Understanding Christianity’ will enrich the teaching of any agreed syllabus, including ‘Awareness, Mystery and Value 2022’ and ‘AMV Somerset,’ and cover all learning objectives in programmes of study related to Christianity. It will provide a wide range of creative activities and opportunities to deepen pupils’ learning.
Location: Flourish House
Cost: £60
Date: 26 November 9.30 to 4pm

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Theologically Rooted Christian Vision

SIAMS 2023 asks about your school’s ‘theologically rooted Christian vision’.
This session is aimed at schools who are looking to revisit their vision or who already have an established school vision. It will support school leaders in articulating the context of their school, thinking about how to respond to this theologically, then formulating an effective theologically rooted Christian vision and supporting their school community in understanding this.
Location: On Zoom
Cost: £35
Date: 28 November at 4pm

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Collective Worship: Guidance, Planning and resources

This Collective Worship training is for governors, clergy and staff who are involved in leading, developing, and monitoring collective worship in their schools. It aims to provide the opportunity for you to explore good practice in planning, resourcing and monitoring collective worship in your school or trust and to share ideas with colleagues. Areas to be covered include:
•   What does good collective worship look like? 
•   Collective Worship Guidance and Policy 
•   Planning collective worship 
•   Resources for collective worship 
•   Monitoring collective worship  
•   SIAMS change to IQ3

Location: On Zoom
Cost: £35
Date: 21 January at 4pm

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This is an opportunity to share experiences, anxieties and helpful tips on preparing for SIAMS with colleagues. At this forum there will be opportunity to discuss questions about SIAMS related matters, including self-evaluation; share experiences, helpful tips and best practice; have space to explore and discuss the challenges of the SIAMS inspection; and discuss the impact of the changes and developments to the SIAMS inspection process.
Location: On Zoom
Cost: Free
Date: 4 February 4pm

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Who to contact

For further information please contact Felicity Cobley

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