Webinar V

Webinar V: RE teaching and religious authority: who and what is right?

Where to find credible, accurate and safe information

Wednesday 26th November 2014 | 4:00pm–4:45pm (45 minutes)

Our understanding of what constitutes religious authority is rapidly transforming, especially at a time when people are increasingly exposed to a global arena of different perspectives, ideas and views.

This webinar examines how the increasingly complex nature of diverse multi-ethnic and multi-faith communities presents teachers with various challenges when teaching RE in their classrooms, especially at a time when they also have to respond to the DfE’s and Ofsted’s renewed focus on the promotion of British values in schools. Specifically, the webinar will examine:

  1. What are the pitfalls and risks when researching information about religions and faith practice in the UK today?
  2. How can these risks be mitigated?
  3. Where can teachers go to find credible sources of religious authority?
  4. What key principals should teachers use when trying to research / understand the different aspects of religions that are practiced in the UK today?
  5. How do teachers apply sufficient rigour in the resources they use to safeguard children from 'extreme' or incompatible worldviews?
  6. How to facilitate discussions about, and integrate the promotion of, British values through teaching RE?


Claire Clinton, Religious Education Advisor

Claire Clinton is an experienced teacher within EYFS, Primary and Secondary education. She has over 20 years of classroom experience, and 16 years of advisory work at a national and local level. Claire is presently the Religious Education Advisor for the London Borough of Newham for six years prior to which she was a RE consultant for the London Borough of Redbridge and Essex County Council.

You can view the webinar here.