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Culham St Gabriel’s news

Culham have launched a STUDENT Competition: https://www.reonline.org.uk/news/pupil-blog-competition/ Culham have courses for advanced professional development with generous grants to help teachers study. Details below: Masters Scholarship: Application Deadline...

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Council news

Clare Jarmy after many years dedicated to ISRSA has sadly stepped down from council. Congratulations on her new post as Assistant Head at Bedales. Rebecca Pickering who has been a huge help and represented the prep schools in our group is also stepping down. We are...

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Ofqual consultation

Ofqual are consulting with us again regarding provision for assessment this summer for GCSE and A level. Please would you take a few moments to feedback to ISRSA your views so that we can accurately representing you? In essence the proposal is for teachers to assess...

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The Mindfulness Opportunity

In A New Buddhist Path, David Loy attempts to bring into dialogue what he calls the transcendent and immanent streams of Buddhism that can roughly be mapped today onto the eastern (“religious”) and western (“secular”) Buddhist traditions. He asks, ‘What is the meaning...

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Change and Opportunity – the new ISEB RS proposal

Times are changing rapidly in terms of the way our subject is understood and how it is to be assessed. Senior schools are already learning to adjust to the GCSE Religious Studies specifications and A Level specifications launched this September. With new subject...

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ISRSA competition for schools!

Please click here to see details of the ISRSA's exciting new competition for schools, open to senior and prep school students and inviting them to reflect on 'Why Religious Studies matters to me.' Prep school entries should be not more than 400 words, and senior...

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We need to talk about religion

We need to talk about religion

Alice McNeill is Head of Theology at Ampleforth College and the Chair of the Independent Schools Religious Studies Association. Education in England has always been intertwined with religion, and yet this year we are facing some fundamental decisions about the place...

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ISRSA launches new website

The ISRSA is delighted to announce the launch of its modern, striking new website. Members of the council will be blogging regularly so please watch this space.

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