PGCE RE Professionalism Conference – Cowley International College (18.9.18)
Today trainees got the chance to visit one of our outstanding partnership schools, Cowley International College in St Helens. Led by the experienced RE team, trainees were able to reflect on the notion and importance of professionalism, benefit from the experiences of ex-Alumni and get some top tips for being professional from Principal Cameron Sheeran. […]
PGCE RE New Worlds
As part of developing their confidence and presentation skills, the PGCE trainees all presented a collage which reflected either their ‘new world’, their journey or their vision for RE. Despite a very busy couple of weeks, they all really engaged with the task and as you can see, produced some fantastic work! Well done guys!
RE PGCE 2018: Religious Literacy
After a very hectic first week in which the new trainees have looked at everything from constructivism and the Magenta Principles to SACRE’s and the place of RE, today they enjoyed trialing some independent work to develop their understanding of religious literacy – a key concept that in recent that has gone above and beyond […]
RE SKE 2018: Judaism development session
In addition to visiting the Princes Road Synagogue, trainees were able to further develop their understanding of Judaism thanks to a wonderfully engaging session led by Becky Scott, one of our amazing Partnership Curriculum Mentors. In addition to building on their experiences at the Synagogue, trainees were able to look at the differences between Orthodox […]
SKE 2018: Princes Road Synagogue & Liverpool Anglican Cathedral
The group took a trip to Liverpool as part of their ongoing subject knowledge development course to look at the differences between the Jewish and Christian places of worship. First stop was the very grand and ornate OrthodoxJewish Synagogue. Trainees were able to hear about the history of the Jewish community in Liverpool, the features […]
RE SKE 2018: Preston Gujurat Hindu Temple & Vajravarahi Kadampa Meditation Centre
On Thursday we ventured up the M6 to visit the Gujurat Hindu Temple and Preston Buddhist centre as part of developing our subject knowledge about the Dharmic traditions. At the Gujurat Temple, we were able to learn about the importance of the temple in Hindu puja (worship) and the significance and stories of some of […]
RE SKE 2018: Sri Guru Gobind Singh Gurdwara
We all enjoyed a visit to the Sri Guru Gobind Singh Gurdwara in Chorlton as part of our Sikhism development on the SKE. We were treated to a tour of the Gurdwara, lots of discussion and questions with our host, Sukhbir, before enjoying the free meal given to all visitors, the langar.
RE SKE 2018
This week we launched our Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) course for all those joining us in September. Students come from across the range of RE courses; PGCE, School Direct, Undergrad QTS and for the first time, BA (Hons) Education & Religion. As you can see, they are a happy bunch and very proud of their […]
PGCE Graduation 20th July 2018
Many congratulations to the RE PGCE cohort who all graduated with Level 7 passes this year and all of whom are starting their new posts in September. Hope you all enjoy a well deserved rest over the Summer!
RE PGCE & UG: Sue Philips & The Island 2.7.18
Giving us a flavour of experiential RE, Sue Philips delivered her usual creative and engaging approach to RE to some Yr2 UG and PG trainees this week. Trainees were able to experience her work on experiential pedagogy, religion-neutral exercises, life as a homeless person and of course, her work on ‘The Island’ as a way […]