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This directory has been compiled with the help of the Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education (SACRE) in Hertfordshire. Members of the faith groups in Hertfordshire are keen to support schools in their implementation of the new Agreed Syllabus of Religious Education. To this end, those listed are able and willing to visit schools to talk to groups of pupils about their faith. Some may be willing to speak in assemblies and other larger gatherings. We have also listed the main place(s) of worship for the 6 principal faiths in Hertfordshire.
We intend to update this directory regularly and hope to increase the number of entries. Please let us know if you use a speaker who is not on this list whom you are prepared to recommend.
The 2009 Directory is available from within Hertfordshire Schools only.
The Hertfordshire Agreed Syllabus of Religious Education 2012-2017 contains the new statutory requirements for RE in Hertfordshire Schools from September 2012 and replaces the 2006-2011 version which can now be recycled.
The document helps teachers encourage pupils to reflect on their own beliefs and values whilst acknowledging that others may hold beliefs different to their own.
Religious Education in Community, Foundation and Voluntary Controlled Schools - RE Policy Document
CSF0064 Model Collective Worship Policy for Primary Schools
CSF0065 Model Collective Worship Policy for Secondary Schools
Halloween Guidance for Schools
Holocaust Memorial Day - Whole Assembly Script - Primary New
Holocaust Memorial Day - I will Build a Bridge (Ellie Olmer, Little Reddings School) New
The resources above have been created by Ellie Olmer, Little Reddings School.
Holocaust Memorial Day
Ideas for commemorating Holocaust Memorial Day.
Illustrated Holocaust Glossary
Year 6 unit of work to support the teaching about the Holocaust, links with English, PHSE, History, ICT and Drama visit:
Free CPD Programme in Holocaust Education
A FREE Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programme in Holocaust Education is now available to secondary school teachers across England. The high quality, high-impact CPD will be delivered by internationally recognized experts from the Holocaust Education Development Programme (HEDP), part of the world renowned Institute of Education, University of London. The CPD content has been strongly informed by an in-depth national survey that has highlighted exactly where many teachers are facing issues or constraints to their ability to teach about the Holocaust effectively. The CPD is delivered in workshops and will also provide age-appropriate and effective classroom-ready materials and resources.