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Primary training courses

Are you a community school? If so we have good news, thanks to grant funding we are offering you £150 subsidy on the price which means you pay just £60!*

Support your Agreed Syllabus: One excellent resource to support teaching about Christianity: Text Impact Connections.

Many locally agreed syllabuses include requirements for teaching Christianity that are directly supported by this resource.This resource supports good quality teaching about Christianity and can be used within the requirements of your syllabus guidelines.

What resources do you get with the training?

  • a teacher’s Handbook
  • 22 detailed units of work for primary – 20 of them match the primary units from the Agreed Syllabus
  • Over 100 pages of photocopiable resources
  • a wall frieze showing the ‘big story’ of the Bible, to back up the units
  • full online access to the resource – available to use within your school.

The Training Package

  • To receive this extensive resource pack, you need to attend training.
  • Following recommendations from the Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring
    Monitoring and the Teacher Development Trust that effective training should be intense and sustained, the expectation is that teachers in primary schools will have at least 10 hours of CPD on Understanding Christianity. There will be gaps between encounters when schools will try out the approach, returning to explore further.

Online training events

  • Schools will need to attend all modules modules.
  • Each session will include setting teachers a ‘ gap task task’, trialling an aspect of the resource in school.
  • Feedback and discussion on these ‘gap tasks’ will be included in each session, so that teachers can share ideas and learn from each others’ experiences experiences.

Training will be online – unless Covid19 restrictions are lifted, in which case we will try to find locations that suit the schools who sign up.

Booking: Please complete the booking form below. Once you have registered a confirmation email will be sent to you. You will receive joining instructions within 7 days of the date of the training. We hope you are able to join in!

You will receive an overview of the Understanding Christianity approach, units of work strategies and activities, as well as specific classroom resources to support learning. Book today!

Community School offer

*For the purposes of this subsidy, we define a community school as a school or academy that does not receive influence (financial or operational) from any religious organisation such as the Church of England. A good indicator is, if your school has Church/CofE (or equivalent) in the name, you will not be eligible for this subsidy.

Upcoming Understanding Christianity Course Dates

Understanding Christianity-29th September 2021

FULLY BOOKED

Dates:
Session 1: Wednesday 29th September 2021 – 1pm-4.30pm
Module 1 (Introduction) & Module 2 (Teaching and learning model)

Session 2: Monday 6th December 2021– 1pm-4.30pm
Module 3 (The ‘big story’ of the Bible) & Module 4 (Planning great teaching & learning)

Session 3: Thursday 3 March 2022 – 1pm-4.30pm
Module 5 (Purpose and impact), Module 6 (The ‘big story’: digging deeper) & Module 7 (Curriculum design)

Location: Online
Trainer: Fiona Moss, RE Today Adviser and NATRE CEO
Cost: Full Price: £210 (£60 for community schools)

Understanding Christianity – 5 October 2021

Dates:

Session 1: 5 October 2021 – 1pm-5pm
Module 1 (Introduction) & Module 2 (Teaching and learning model)

Session 2: 18 January 2022– 1pm-5pm
Module 3 (The ‘big story’ of the Bible) & Module 4 (Planning great teaching & learning)

Session 3: 3 May 2022 – 1pm-5pm
Module 5 (Purpose and impact), Module 6 (The ‘big story’: digging deeper) & Module 7 (Curriculum design)

BOOKING DEADLINE: 28 SEPTEMBER 2021

Location: Online
Trainer: Adam Robertson, RE Today Adviser
Cost: Full Price: £210 (£60 for community schools)

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Understanding Christianity (RE training for Leicestershire primary schools only) – 15 November 2021

Dates:

Session 1: Monday 15 November 2021 – 1pm-4.30pm
Module 1 (Introduction) & Module 2 (Teaching and learning model)

Session 2: Thursday 10 February 2022 – 1pm-4.30pm
Module 3 (The ‘big story’ of the Bible) & Module 4 (Planning great teaching & learning)

Session 3: Tuesday 24 May 2022 – 1pm-4.30pm
Module 5 (Purpose and impact), Module 6 (The ‘big story’: digging deeper) & Module 7 (Curriculum design)

Location: Online
Trainer: Fiona Moss, RE Today Adviser and NATRE CEO
Cost: Full Price: £210 (£60 for community schools)

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Understanding Christianity – 18 November 2021

Dates:

Session 1: Thursday 18 November 2021 – 1pm-5pm
Module 1 (Introduction) & Module 2 (Teaching and learning model)

Session 2: Monday 7 March 2022– 1pm-5pm
Module 3 (The ‘big story’ of the Bible) & Module 4 (Planning great teaching & learning)

Session 3: Tuesday 12 June 2022 – 1pm-5pm
Module 5 (Purpose and impact), Module 6 (The ‘big story’: digging deeper) & Module 7 (Curriculum design)

BOOKING DEADLINE: 11 NOVEMBER 2021

Location: Online
Trainer: Julia Diamond-Conway, RE Today Adviser
Cost: Full Price: £210 (£60 for community schools)

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Understanding Christianity (RE training for Shropshire primary schools only) – 19 November 2021

Dates:

Session 1: Friday 19 November 2021 – 1pm-4.30pm
Module 1 (Introduction) & Module 2 (Teaching and learning model)

Session 2: Monday 28 February 2022 – 1pm-4.30pm
Module 3 (The ‘big story’ of the Bible) & Module 4 (Planning great teaching & learning)

Session 3: Tuesday 26 April 2022 – 1pm-4.30pm
Module 5 (Purpose and impact), Module 6 (The ‘big story’: digging deeper) & Module 7 (Curriculum design)

Location: Online
Trainer: Fiona Moss, RE Today Adviser and NATRE CEO
Cost: Full Price: £210 (£60 for community schools)

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Understanding Christianity – 9 December 2021

Dates:

Session 1: Thursday 9 December 2021 – 1pm-5pm
Module 1 (Introduction) & Module 2 (Teaching and learning model)

Session 2:  Thursday 17 February 2022– 1pm-5pm
Module 3 (The ‘big story’ of the Bible) & Module 4 (Planning great teaching & learning)

Session 3:  Thursday 12 May 2022 – 1pm-5pm
Module 5 (Purpose and impact), Module 6 (The ‘big story’: digging deeper) & Module 7 (Curriculum design)

Location: Online
Trainer:  Adam Robertson, RE Today Adviser
Cost: Full Price: £210 (£60 for community schools)

Book now