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A Celebration and a Conundrum
Making a difference? A review of Religious Education in Church of England schools
by Derek Holloway

A letter to all Head-teachers and RE Coordinators from RE Adviser Derek Holloway
regarding RE, Collective Worship, Ofsted and SIAMS. Read it here


Save the date!
The Taster Evening for our Headteachers Leadership Development Programme will be held on 26 November at Sarum College.
Detailed programme TBA; approximate timings 5.30-8.30pm.
Page here

Open the Book Conference
At the DEC, Wilton SP2 0FG, 14 October, 9.15am-3.30pm
Celebrate and pray for the work of 'Open the Book' across the diocese for OTB’s 15th birthday. Details here

Top Stories

New Director of Education Appointed
Existing Deputy Director Joy Tubbs takes over reins after career in front-line teaching and school improvement advice. Good news!

The Magna Carta Project
Magna Carta has become an iconic document, a symbol of justice and rights for all.
Take up the challenge >

Hello from Lindy Cameron, the acting Adviser for Work with Young People.
What has she got to say for herself? Find out...!

Outstanding result in Gillingham
St Mary the Virgin CE Primary School, Gillingham, has received an 'outstanding' status in every category in a recent inspection.
More details here

Poetry, Movement and Courage
Footage from Year 6 Leavers at Salisbury Cathedral, 2014
Overview with links to gallery and YouTube

Award-Winning Dilton Marsh
Dilton Marsh CE Primary School is celebrating after winning an Environmental Youth Award. Read all about it

Blessing the Countryside
The whole of Piddle Valley CE VA First School celebrated Rogation: a great way to foster links between parish and school.
Gallery with captions

Request for feedback

Inspiring Leadership Conference 2014
"Did you attend? If so, can you tell us what you gained from it?"
More details here

News from Schools
Venue Hire
Book the DEC here
Courses and Training
Visit our CPD section or
Click here for the brochure
Educational Grants
Click here for details of Bishop Wordsworth Educational Trust

Two CofE prayers for the new school year are available now from the ‘Spirituality’ folder.

The Church Times has reviewed '8 Bible-themed Journey Days': story-based workshops helping primary schools deliver high quality cross-curricular RE, supported by local churches.
Click here for the page

RE Today has reviewed Food for Thought, a series of 30 thought-provoking A5 cards with reflections upon most of life’s day-to-day issues. The cards are designed to meet the spiritual needs of pupils of all faiths and none.
Samples here and here;
Click here for the page.

Young Church Mag
A weekly resource for primary school aged children in church, tying in with the New Common Lectionary. Each YCM is a double-sided A4 sheet of puzzles and games, with an additional colouring sheet for younger ones. Children can use it during the service or take it home. YCM also works as a parish magazine insert.
Subscription: £18 per year.
Download a sample

Mustard Seeds
The latest free newsletter from Barbara Meardon, Adviser for Work with Children and families, is out now. Download a PDF

Arts Award inspires young people to grow their arts skills and leadership talents. Arts Awards can be gained at five levels, with four accredited qualifications and an introductory award.
About Arts Award

GovernorLine offers free, confidential advice, support and information to School Governors, clerks and individuals directly involved in the governance of maintained schools, academies and free schools in England. The service is funded by the Department for Education.
Ring 08000 722181 Monday to Friday, 9am to 8pm, or email any time from here.

Michael Ford is our Newsletter Editor and Communications

Email him with constructive comments, or phone 01722 438651.
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