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Islam and Spirituality at the Network Meeting

Almost a dozen Mentors, Lecturers and consultants were able to attend the RE Subject Network’s recent twilight session held at Byrchall High School.

We were privileged to have the input of Emma Mcvittie who explained how her ME! resource was helping pupils develop spiritual literacy in both primary and secondary settings nationwide.  This was followed by a general discussion of good practice from around the partnership led by Gill Robinson of Rose Bridge High School.

Waqaus Ali spoke to us about the work of ThinkBrite Services who can lead Inset for staff, provide visitors to schools or create a tailored day visiting a local Mosque.  Edge Hill Students have benefited from Waqaus’ expertise for many years.

Gill concluded the evening with some national updates, around many issues including the RE Council’s consultation report on the proposed New National RE Framework.  It was a while before people left, though, as people spent time with our visitors exploring the possibility of doing further work together.

The date of the next twilight is provisionally set for  28th February at Rose Bridge High School.

Network Meeting Invitation!

Following on from the success of our Subject Network Launch last summer, we are holding our first school based RE network meeting on Wednesday 14th November at 4.15 pm at Byrchall High School, Wigan. Many thanks to Mark Scott, Head of RE at Byrchall High, who has kindly obtained use of the school’s CPD centre for us.

The Edge Hill RE Subject Network is open to all secondary RE teachers, whether they be Mentors from the partnership, former students or local RE teachers who may want to join us.  The aim  is to create a friendly, informal and supportive network for professional up-dating and exchange of good practice.  A schedule is attached.

We look forward to seeing you. Please let either Francis or Paul know by e-mail if you intend to join us.

Subject Network Launched

The Edge Hill RE Subject Network got off to a flying start as over 20 Mentors, Lecturers and Advisers gathered from around the Partnership.

In the morning session Sue Phillips introduced attendees to the Theatre of Learning, which the Undergraduate and Postgraduate students had enjoyed and valued earlier in the year.

After a bufffet lunch there was an opportunity for colleagues from Rose Bridge, Wigan and Witton Park, Blackburn to share good practice from their Farmington Fellowship Projects.

Over the next Academic year, the network plan to meet three times:

  • 7th November 2012 Twilight 4-6pm Byrchall High School – focus on SMSC and Literacy & RE.
  • 28th February 2013 Twilight 4-6 Venue TBA  – focus on Assessing Progress in RE
  • 4th July 2013 All Day Main Summer Network Meeting

The Network is open to all RE teachers, so book the dates in your diary and further details will follow.