www.rematters.co.uk © 2011
Junior RE Conference Days
Promotes dialogue between young people of differing faiths and secular backgrounds and cultures, supporting collaborative work.
Contribute to community benefit, as it has been developed from real children’s concerns and interests. It seeks to address these concerns as well as empower them in solving problems and creating advice for schools.
Junior RE Matters gives Newham children a place where they can discuss spiritual and moral issues that are important to them. Every school has the opportunity to elect or send eight pupil representatives from Year 5 and a member of staff to a Junior RE one day conference. The hope is that these children will be representatives of the different religious and secular world views.
Junior RE Matters provides a place for serious discussion and debate across schools. It gives schools a way of capturing children’s thoughts and suggestions on important moral, religious and spiritual issues, and provides a ‘gifted and talented’ opportunity in RE at Key Stage 2.
In 20 our theme will be ‘Fundmental British Values', the conference day will be using Philosophy for children (P4C) to engage pupils with this theme. The children will go on to learn what different religions as well as secular world views think about tolerance and mutual respect. It will give the children opportunities to express their thinking creatively through the use of the expressive arts.
RE Matters will co-ordinate the conference day itself for a cluster of schools. Schools already working in clusters can purchase this package collectively or RE Matters will place schools together in informal clusters.
Examples of students work
Testimonials from teachers
• Business to support schools
'My Leadership Team and I have found Claire's support and guidance invaluable.' Emma Nicholls, Headteacher, Selwyn Primary School