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  • The University of Warwick Faith Schools are undertaking a 3 year research initiative aiming to develop a regulatory framework for UK faith schools and are being funded by the Spencer Foundation. The aim is to bridge wider philosophical questions of the role of faith schools in education with policy proposals.

  • Questions: Jewish People offers practical resources for teaching Judaism as a vibrant, living faith in Britain today. You can purchase this resource by clicking the following 'RE Today' link below:

  • Check out this resource recommended by a member of the NATRE Excutive. The Hinduism Today website features news, articles, educational resources and videos. Lots of content is free. Please visit the website at http://www.hinduismtoday.com

  • With the Sikh festival of Baisakhi coming up in April, consider teaching your students about the origins of Sikhism. This exciting resource from BBC iWonder looks at Sikhism's turbulent history. To access this resource please click the link below:

  • The new website aims to provide high quality and engaging materials to help teachers and pupils explore the Bahá’í Faith across primary and secondary age ranges. The site provides basic information about the faith as well as free downloadable lesson resources, and can also be used by teachers to contact local Bahá’ís to arrange school visits. Please visit the new website at http://re.bahai.org.uk/.

  • Many teachers have been awaiting the alternatives to ‘Route 1’ which have been specially designed for schools where the majority of the children are of a heritage that is not Christian. The lessons in these new routes are now publishing and have been carefully balanced to ensure that children’s heritage is recognised but that the balance of the lessons remain in the main Christian, ensuring legal compliance. If you have recently purchased Route 1 and would now prefer Route 2 or 3, make contact with us through the ‘Contact us’ page on the website.
  • Find out what the Hajab means to Muslim women across the world with this brilliant interactive blog. Please click the following link - http://www.bbc.co.uk/taster/projects/my-hijab-and-me?utm_source=emailmar...
  • The Free Churches Group are delighted to announce that the Westhill Endowment have agreed to fund and support the development of an RE Online resource, composed of discrete units for Key Stage 2 and for GCSE, relating to Free Church history, belief and practice. The resource will be free at the point of use for RE teachers. The resource will be written, designed and produced by Kate Christopher from RE Today; resources will be available in summer 2017. For further information, please contact: sarah.lane.cawte@freechurches.org.uk
  • The UK Sikh Survey 2016 - a useful and up-to-date resource to use in the classroom. This is the largest and most comprehensive specific study to date of the views of Sikhs in the UK. Please view the attachment to access these findings.
  • 'Stilling' offers pupils a variety of techniques and exercises to help acknowledge, explore and develop the spiritual dimension of their lives. Please see attached for further information.

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