Ensuring the provision of high quality education is a major priority of the Board of Education. Through the work of its RE Adviser, Jane Chipperton, the Board supports work across all church schools in the diocese and community schools in Bedfordshire, providing advice, training, conferences and networking opportunities for RE specialists.
The RE Society of Bedfordshire training event: Bridging the gap between GCSE and A level – helping students to develop academic literacy through Religious Studies
Thursday 16 March (9.30am – 12.30pm: GCSE; 1.30pm-3.30pm: A level)
Alexander Centre, Redborne School, Ampthill MK45 2NU
Click here for the schedule for training on Understanding Christianity.
Bedford Faith Directory (listing faith and spiritual centres, sacred spaces and faith communities in and around Bedford): click here.
http://www.beds-re-resources.org.uk/re_units/index.htm (please e-mail email@example.com if you need the password)
Also please visit our Resources pages for further ideas.
National briefings and reviews
Church of England Education Office:
RE Council of England & Wales:
Leaflet from the RE Council on the benefits of studying RE
House of Commons: Briefing Paper Religious Education in schools (England): click here.
Assessment without Levels in RE project, click here.
RE Quality Mark (REQM)
REQM is a nationally recognised scheme that supports schools in evaluating their practice in RE. Grants are awarded to schools in Bedfordshire to support preparation for assessment. Further information can be found here: http://www.reqm.org/achieving-the-award/how-to-apply. This is an open website, so schools can use the evaluation tool to improve RE without applying for an award in the first instance.