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Understanding Christianity Day 3 (Option 2)

A set of new resources called Understanding Christianity: Text Impact Connections, offers an approach to teaching and learning about Christianity with units of work and supporting resources from EYFS to Year 9.  It was launched at Lambeth Palace on 26th May 2016.

Understanding Christianity will set the bar for the quality of teaching and learning about Christianity in our schools and academies.  It reinforces the messages we have been giving over the last few years about 'digging deeper' and engaging children and young people with the big ideas and concepts of the Christian faith. The teaching approach is one of theological enquiry, and the units of work support both continuity and progression.

The Resources

These include a handbook and units of work as well as a copy of the "Picturing Christianity" pack and a wall frieze showing the "Big Story" of the Bible.  The resources will only be available to teachers who attend the training package.  This has been stipulated by RE Today to ensure effective implementation.

Understanding Christianity takes places over 3 days.  On day one the RE Subject Leaders will receive the resources to support implementation. Following this, participants must attend a Day Two and Day Three Encounter day.  It is not possible to attend days two and three without attendance on day one.  All sessions will take place at the Diocese of Peterborough Education Office, Bouverie Court, Bedford Road, Northampton NN4 7YD from 9.30am - 3.30pm.

Day 1 will be held on Thursday 29 June 2017 (Option 1) OR Thursday 12 October 2017 (Option 2)

Day 2 will be held on Tuesday 26 September 2017 (Option 1) OR Monday 15 January 2018 (Option 2)

Day 3 will be held on Monday 4 December 2017 (Option 1) OR Thursday 26 April 2018 (Option 2)


Thursday 26 April 2018


09.30am - 15.30pm


The Diocesan Education Offices, Bouverie Court, Unit 1, 6 The Lakes, Bedford Road, Northampton NN4 7YD

Entry details:

The training package is open to all schools and academies but preference will be given to Diocesan schools, and even more particularly those schools who have not attended the course before.  Cost of the training : Diocesan schools with a Service Level Agreement will receive the three training day encounters as part of their SLA (for one delegate).  The total cost will therefore be £55 which is the cost of the resources.  PDET schools will receive the training package and resources free as part of their central support charge.  For schools without a SLA and all other schools and academies the cost will still be heavily subsidised by the Diocese at £200 per delegate which includes the three training day encounters, refreshments and one pack of resources. Non attendance (without cancellation) will be charged at £10 per day.

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Education Administrator


01604 887006


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