ECT Subject Specific Enhancement RE 2021-22

Next Session: November 17, 2021 | 4:00pm - 5:30pm

We are keen to ensure that all Early Career teachers have the opportunity to develop networks of subject specific enhancement to supplement their work on the Early Career Framework.  This training is open to all ECTs regardless of their ECF provider; we aim to be able to provide strong subject specific networks across our region.

The subject specific enhancement sessions for RE will take place as detailed below.  The method of delivery will be a combination of face-to-face at Beaumont School and virtual meetings which will be confirmed prior to each session.

  • SESSION 1: Wednesday 17th November 2021
  • SESSION 2: Wednesday 2nd March 2022
  • SESSION 3: Wednesday 15th June 2022

Areas of Focus

Three sessions providing essential subject specific support in Year 1 of your Early Career journey.

Session 1:

Title: “Depth over Breadth” at KS3

Building an academically rigorous KS3 lesson

How to build depth into your KS3 Curriculum

Including sources of wisdom and authority in your KS3 teaching

 Session 2:

Title:  Teaching RE to exam classes

Key tips for teaching GCSE RE

Key tips for teaching A-Level Religious Studies

Session 3:

Title: RE vs the ‘National Curriculum’

Looking at RE’s place in the curriculum and identifying challenges you may face

Looking at RE’s place nationally and how to build the profile of RE in your school

Ofsted’s report on RE – what is ‘good RE’?

Challenges and Solutions (as highlighted by ECT’s in session 1 and 2)

Who is this course for?

Early Career Teachers delivering RE

Meet the facilitator

Rebecca Bradbury, Curriculum Leader for REP (Religion, Ethics and Philosophy), St Albans Girls’ School

I trained with Teach First in 2012 and began my career in a mixed gender school in Enfield, London. Since then, I have held different positions in schools varying in nature including teaching in Beijing, China. I have worked in a variety of roles including Head of Year, Boarding Housemistress, Co-ordinator of Mental Health and Wellbeing and I have been the Curriculum Leader for REP (Religion, Ethics and Philosophy) at St Albans Girls’ School for 2 years. I have also been an RE GCSE examiner for the majority of my career.

I am passionate about creating an academically rigorous RE curriculum which allows learners to develop their theological, ethical and philosophical literacy as well as exploring their own relationship with the world around them. I believe our subject is on par with other academic subjects such as History and Geography and should therefore be planned for and treated as such.