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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 – East Sussex Primary Schools – Cohort 1 – 9 June 2022!

Dates:

Session 1: Thursday 9 June June 2022 – 1pm-4pm
Module 1 (Introduction) & Module 2 (Teaching and learning model)

Session 2: Wednesday 21st September – 1pm-4pm
Module 3 (The ‘big story’ of the Bible) & Module 4 (Planning great teaching & learning)

Session 3: Wednesday 23rd November – 1pm-4pm
Module 5 (Purpose and impact), Module 6 (The ‘big story’: digging deeper) & Module 7 (Curriculum design)

Delegates must attend all 3 sessions to successfully complete the training. Recordings will unfortunately not be available.

You will be sent a Zoom link ahead of each date.

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

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Understanding Christianity for Primary – 14 June 2022!

Dates:

Session 1: Tuesday 14 June 2022 – 1pm-4pm
Module 1 (Introduction) & Module 2 (Teaching and learning model)

Session 2: Thursday 22nd September – 1pm-4pm
Module 3 (The ‘big story’ of the Bible) & Module 4 (Planning great teaching & learning)

Session 3: Wednesday 9th November – 1pm-4pm
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)

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Understanding Christianity for Primary – 22 September 2022!

Dates:

Session 1: Thursday 22 September 2022 – 1pm-4pm
Module 1 (Introduction) & Module 2 (Teaching and learning model)

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

Session 3: Wednesday 22 March – 1pm-4pm
Module 5 (Purpose and impact), Module 6 (The ‘big story’: digging deeper) & Module 7 (Curriculum design)

Book now