Webinar XII

Webinar XII: RE & Peacemaking

How to use peacemaking education to support the delivery of RE, Citizenship, PSHE & SMSC; build conflict resolution skills in your pupils; & respond to the new Ofsted judgment on ‘Personal development, Behaviour and Welfare’ provision in your school.

Thursday 24th September 2015 | 4:00pm–4:45pm (45 minutes)

In recent years, peacemaking and conflict education programmes have been increasingly used in schools as a means of educating children about constructive approaches to managing conflicts.  Peacemaking education, within a framework of traditional values such as justice, honesty and responsibility, encourages the emotional, intellectual, ethical and social growth of children.

Moreover, the recent Ofsted Inspection framework, which comes into force in September 2015, introduces a new graded judgment on the ‘Personal development, Behaviour and Welfare’ provision in schools.

Ofsted will grade a school as ‘outstanding’ in this area if they can demonstrate, amongst other things, that:

  • Pupils discuss and debate issues in a considered way, showing respect for others’ ideas and points of view;
  • Pupils’ impeccable conduct reflects the school’s effective strategies to promote high standards of behaviour. Pupils are self-disciplined. Incidences of low-level disruption are extremely rare;  
  • Pupils work hard with the school to prevent all forms of bullying, including online bullying and prejudice-based bullying;
  • Staff and pupils deal effectively with the very rare instances of bullying behaviour and/or use of derogatory or aggressive language;
  • Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development equips them to be thoughtful, caring and active citizens in school and in wider society.

Consequently, this webinar will:  
  • Show how peacemaking education can contribute to the school’s provision of the new Ofsted graded judgement on  ‘Personal development, Behaviour and Welfare’;
  • Explain how peacemaking education can enhance the delivery of RE, Citizenship, PSHE and SMSC in schools;
  • Understand the key principals for embedding peacemaking values in your school;
  • Provide practical ideas that you can use to promote peacemaking in your classroom;
  • Demonstrate how peacemaking activities support interfaith work between pupils.


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 eight 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.
You can view the accompanying presentation here.