Primary RE Subject Leaders’ Network Meeting

With the new Agreed Syllabus for Birmingham on the horizon, this half-day session will provide an opportunity for RE subject leaders to keep up to date with current thinking about the development of RE and to network, discuss central themes and share good practice.


Venue: Services For Education, 3 Holt Court, Holt Street, Birmingham B7 4AX

During this course, participants will have an opportunity to:

  • Reflect on current practice and discuss school provision with colleagues as a networking opportunity whilst reviewing new resources and active learning techniques
  • Consider different pedagogical approaches and subject content in the teaching of RE and discuss resources and curriculum ideas
  • Link RE subject knowledge with wider educational outcomes including SMSC provision, the notion of a ‘broad and balanced’ curriculum and OFSTED requirements
  • Explore local and national initiatives and developments

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About the Adviser

Simone Whitehouse – Adviser, Services For Education

Simone qualified with a PGCE in Religious Education following a Bachelors degree in Theology. Simone went onto lead RE in two demographically differently schools in Birmingham before working for the city’s advisory service.

Simone works in two areas: Religious Education and Newly Qualified Teachers. Working in Religious Education Simone works with faith groups and advises the Standing Advisory Council for RE (SACRE) on RE and Collective Worship. She has worked with others to design lesson plans for the Faith Makes a Difference website to support schools to implement the Birmingham Agreed Syllabus. She has worked on drafting the new 2019 Agreed Syllabus. Simone also works with primary and secondary teachers and school governors. Working on behalf of the City Council as the Appropriate Body for NQTs Simone works with senior leaders and tutors to support their NQTs through induction.

Simone has recently been awarded her PhD – demonstrating her love of learning and Religious Education!