During this training participants will learn and update their knowledge and understanding of the 2022 Birmingham Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education:• Understanding the dispositional approach to teaching Religious Education • The changes to the 2022 Birmingham Agreed Syllabus • How to be compliant with the 2022 Syllabus for RE • How to implement the new syllabus • The resources available to support the delivery of the syllabus There will be an opportunity for you to ask questions and to explore the syllabus in a more detailed manner.
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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 Early Career Teachers. Working in Religious Education Simone engages 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 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 ECTs Simone works with senior leaders and tutors to support their ECTs through induction.
Simone has recently been awarded her PhD – demonstrating her love of learning and Religious Education!