Day 1: 12 September, 2022
Start time: 09:00 BST
End time: 12:00 BST
Venue: Services For Education, Unit 3 Holt Court, Holt Street, Birmingham, B7 4AX
This half day training will enable delegates to understand the updated 2022 Birmingham Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education in detail. For those newer to RE and those requiring a more detailed refresh of the Birmingham approach, Dr. Simone Whitehouse will acquaint you with the origins of the dispositional approach and the reasons for teaching RE in this manner. Simone has worked in the capacity of drafting secretary for the syllabus and will be able to explain the Conference’s discussions around the changes that have been made and enable you to understand how to deliver RE in your school.
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Sandra Passmore – Former Adviser, Services For Education
Sandra has extensive experience in safeguarding, health and wellbeing and evidence based practice. She has worked nationally with key government departments (Departments of Health and Education) to help shape strategy and policy whilst still retaining the focus on working for the best outcomes for children and young people.
She has a PhD on the psychology of health related choices which has informed the development of award winning, evidence based programmes such as Health for Life in primary schools and Health for Life in nursery schools which have been proven to have a sustainable impact on improving the health and wellbeing of children and families.
Sandra led the development and delivery of the DSL (Designated Safeguarding Lead) training for SFE. She was pivotal in expanding the remit of the safeguarding work to also include issues such as domestic abuse and sexual violence and harassment within the education context.
Sandra’s passion for improving the lives of children has led her to develop work within Public Health and managed RCT (Randomised Control Trials) on the effectiveness of interventions such as the daily mile. Additionally, Sandra has written books for teachers and pupils as well as peer reviewed academic journal papers.