Linda Whitworth and Phil Jefferies both attended ‘Strictly RE at Home’, the National Association of Teachers of Religious Education’s on-line conference during the weekend of 30th-31st January.
The conference was particularly well-organised, with evening discussions running up to the conference and follow-up recordings for the papers we missed. At least we do not feel we missed a good presentation by choosing something else!
The conference themes were curriculum, worldviews and anti-racist education, all very important to both of us. The excellent opening keynote was from Christine Counsell and it set the tone for the whole weekend. There were also energetic ‘chats’ about changing the name of the subject to ‘Religion and Worldviews’. This conference did not suffer from being on-line, it enabled more people to attend and participate.
You can find out more about NATRE through their website: https://www.natre.org.uk/