Training for Schools

I would recommend that all schools take advantage of this excellent resource.” – Liam Murtagh, Headteacher, Dr Thomlinson C of E Middle School

The RRC offers a range of training for schools, including:

 

 

 

Pupil Experiences

Each Pupil Experience is designed to support the needs of schools and students. Whilst the experience has a general, tried and tested pattern, following consultation with school leaders, each can be adjusted to meet the particular needs of an individual school.

ambassador picPupil RE Ambassador Experience

The RE Ambassador Experience is designed to increase student engagement with RE. It will develop student confidence in the subject, encourage student leadership and the articulation of the student voice.

Following consultation with the school to identify key aims and areas of interest, students will be able to research and engage with resources around the themes and topics that will support RE in their school. The experience will begin with an exploration of the significance of, and relevance to, RE in their school community and then move into the areas nominated by the school and students.

 

 

Collective Worship Student Leader Training

This experience is designed to increase student engagement with Collective Worship. It will develop their confidence, encourage student leadership and allow the articulation of the student voice.

stmarysThe discussion was animated, well led and empowered the pupils. Once trained, the pupils worked independently to plan a single act of collective worship, which they delivered to an audience of teachers and staff at Church House. The following day the pupils led the whole school in worship, using the plan which they had developed. They are now writing and expanding their initial plan to cover a three year period.

– Tony Palmer, Headteacher, St Mary’s C of E Middle School, Belford.

Students will learn about the legal status of Collective Worship, how it contributes to, and strengthens, their school ethos. They will be encouraged to design and create a one year Collective Worship Scheme for the whole school. They will be given training and resources to enable them to independently create and deliver an act of worship to their peers.

 

Age range: Year 6 and up

Maximum number of student participants: 12

£150 for a 3 hour experience including all training, an allocated classroom for the use of the pupils and refreshments during the session. Lunch may be arranged for an additional cost per person.

All sessions are led by fully qualified teachers and RE subject specialists with the appropriate safeguarding checks in place.

If you would like to book a pupil experience, please do so via our contact form.

 

Remembrance First World War Workshops

DLI
Take part in a whole group exploration of remembrance, delivered by the DLI in conjunction with the RRC.
How do we remember those who have died, as Christians and other faiths? How did this change during and after ‘The Great War’?

  • Why remember? Students use extracts from faith texts to explore responses to conflict.
  • People and war: discover what communities did to remember lost soldiers both at home and on the battlefront.
  • Use of poppies to remember: explore through discussion and activities
  • Design and create: The students create their own poppies.
  • Discuss: ‘Why do we need to remember the fallen?’ – how we do this in an inclusive way.
  • For more information or to book, contact Naomi Beeley or Carolyn Waterworth on dlicollectionenquiries@durham.gov.uk or 03000 266668 / 03000 266635

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