NATRE Network Day

The RE Team welcomed Stephen Pett and Fiona Moss from NATRE to Edge HIll for the Annual RE Network Conference.  This year the Conference was generously supported by the Jerusalem Trust and drew together Undergraduate and Postgraduate students from Edge Hill as well as guests from Liverpool Hope’s RE PGCE.  Around a dozen of our Mentors were able to be released from school for the day to take part in this worthwhile CPD.

Stephen shared some work on advertising and happiness (‘Why live a good life when the good life is on offer?”) as well as some innovative approaches to planning an enquiry based RE scheme of work. Fiona explored some of the issues surrounding teaching controversial issues in RE.  All of this was delivered in a very hands on, practical, interactive way.

One of the mentors, Hannah, commented:

“This has been a really valuable day.  It is always great to go on some CPD where you actually leave with things that you can use straight away in class.  I’m going to go home and start planning next week’s lessons using some of the ideas from today!”

We hope to be able to welcome NATRE back again next year and will talk to Mentors about what they would like the Network to do next year.