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  • A joint meeting will be held of the chairs group of the Birmingham Agreed Syllabus Conference and Birmingham SACRE Chairs on Tuesday 13th October, 2020 at 1300. Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, the meeting is being held as an on-line conference. For details, contact Birmingham SACRE administration on 0121 661 6408 or Paul@vyka.co.uk

  • Applications for the 2021/22 Farmington Scholarships are now open. These are Scholarships available to teachers of Religious Education and associated subjects in UK secondary, primary, and special needs schools. Head teachers who wish to undertake research into either religious education or values education are also eligible to apply.

  • The Feast youth charity is launching a new training hub and is kicking off next week with a number of on-line training events.
  • FREE COLLECTIVE WORSHIP RESOURCES TO SUPPORT THE RETURN TO SCHOOL IN AUTUMN 2020 - provided by Services for Education.

    Designed around themes to include dealing with change, the role of community, accountability, hope and being thankful. These materials have written by Simone Whitehouse (RE adviser) and are provided by Birmingham SACRE (Standing Advisory Council for RE and Collective Worship).

  • Understanding Humanism are the education branch of Humanists UK who are offering online training courses for teachers at both primary and secondary level. The training courses being offered are to deepn subject knowledge of humanism and support teachers with practical ideas for the classroom.

  • Services for Education has published a really useful guide enabling schools to maintain their legislative requirement to deliver Collective Worship without an assembly.

    Available free of charge from servicesforeducation.co.uk

     

  • Here are some summer resources which may be used/adpted for Schools or leaders of RE.

    Please see the attached file.

     

     

  • With the current situation below are some resources which may be useful for home tutoring.

     

    Hedgehog and Tortoise want to give each other a great big hug, but they're not allowed to touch. From the creators of the familiar book The Hug by Eoin McLaughlin and Polly Dunbar, comes a new version of this well-loved story: While We Can't Hug. It is perfect for helping children to understand different ways of responding to the current requirements for social distancing.

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