The Religious Education Quality Mark. St Gabriel’s Teachers’ Weekend 29- 29 September 2013 Jane Brooke and Mary Myatt. Expectations for this session. Why an RE Quality Mark?. How would it be if ….. The quality of the RE in your school was celebrated and acknowledged?
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The Religious Education Quality Mark
St Gabriel’s Teachers’ Weekend
29- 29 September 2013
Jane Brooke and Mary Myatt
How would it be if …..
The quality of the RE in your school was celebrated and acknowledged?
You could see how to take the next steps to develop RE in your school?
You could become even more excited and inspired to achieve great things in RE?
Your learners could take their learning in RE to new heights?
How can the REQM help you on the journey?
What can we tell about the quality of RE from these?
using evidence to tell a big story…..
What is the REQM looking for?
RE which is enjoyed by learners, which helps them thrive and succeed and which has an impact on wider school outcomes
Listening to Learners
Virtually all evidence for the criteria are triangulated with what learners are saying.
So the learner questionnaires and interviews are crucial!
Sometimes when someone is struggling the teacher will consult the class who will offer advice on how to take things forward.
RE is like an iceberg – as you unpack things you come to understand deeper meaning as in the parables or or considering what truth means.
The quality mark enables us to drive forward the message that we are committed to ensuring high quality R.E. takes place in our school and the benefits of this. The governors have played a crucial role and we now need to look at other stakeholders particularly parents and find out what their views are, and also if we can include them more in their children’s learning.
I think the fact that children were involved in the process was invaluable as it is very evident very quickly whether they love and actively engage in R.E.